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DRAWN FROM LIFE (WITH J. PETER SCHWALM)

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Studio Album, released in 2001

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. From This Moment (1:21)
2. Persis (7:41)
3. Like Pictures Part #1 (1.20)
4. Like Pictures Part #2 (5:48)
5. Night Traffic (8:19)
6. Rising Dust (7:44)
7. Intenser (5:23)
8. More Dust (6:01)
9. Bloom (7:10)
10. Two Voices (3:59)
11. Bloom (Instr.) (7:07)

Total Time: 57:47

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Line-up / Musicians

- Brian Eno / composing, performing, cover art
- J. Peter Schwalm / composing, performing, mixing, premastering

Additional musicians:
- Leo Abrams / guitar on 6, 7
- Laurie Anderson / voice on 4
- Neil Catchpole / live strings on 2, 4, 6, 7, 9; voice on 7
- Holger Czukay / IBM Dictaphone on 3
- Heiko Himmighoffen / percussion on 5, 6, 7
- Lynn Gerlach / voice on 6
- Irial and Darla / voices on 9
- Michy Nakao / voice on 3

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2 x LP/CD Astralwerks ASW10148-2 (2001)

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3.49
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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
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Review by FloydWright
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4 stars While it's accurate to say that Drawn from Life has a fairly ambient, minimalistic sound, it is at the same time orchestral and rich. Fans of SIGUR ROS' album Agaetis Byrjun would probably find a lot to enjoy about this one. There are definitely synthesizers here, but they merge well with the very real strings mixed into a lush, reverb- saturated atmosphere without becoming overdone. Also (somehow!) merged into the music are various computer-manipulated voices that in all cases but one work incredibly well with the music, sounding artificial but not jarringly so in the context of the rest of the music. Even if you're not always a fan of BRIAN ENO's more ambient work, this one may be more accessible and appealing to a wider audience.

From the instant I heard the transition from "From This Moment" into "Persis", I knew I was hooked. In fact, "Persis" may well be one of the strongest songs on the entire album as well as a favorite--"hypnotic" hardly even begins to cover it. The production is absolutely perfect...there's a lot of reverb, but not in a cheap-sounding way at all. The two parts of "Like Pictures" are also enjoyable, and this is the first introduction to those vocoded vocals I was talking about before. Here some strange effects are applied to a female voice--subtle at first, but quite attention-getting. The string work is pleasant and almost Arabic-sounding. "Night Traffic" is a real stunner--here, the synth even successfully creates the sound of a truck backing, but that's almost the only sound effect in there used to evoke the mood in the title. I really appreciate that kind of subtlety--how only one tiny element is used to call up the proper imagery. I particularly love the vocoded voice at the end; the way in which it is manipulated is much more careful and artistic than what I usually hear. "Rising Dust" follows in a similar vein, where the synth-voice is taken from a fairly normal style, then manipulated into an Arabic singing technique with all of the little quavers and jumps in pitch that demands--and then into something entirely inhuman. For some reason I find this truly fascinating. "Intenser" is an interesting one...very dark, sultry, and for some reason reminding me of the kind of music you hear in the background of a luxury car commercial. A very handsome-sounding male voice (yes, people, your dear prog reviewer is female!) really adds to this slick, commercial-without-being-commercial atmosphere by reading the kind of poem that seems as if it's geared to entice one into buying without ever once naming the product.

Up until this point, had the material continued with such strength, I have no doubt I'd be giving Drawn from Life five stars. Unfortunately, the album really starts to lose momentum. "More Dust" is certainly a listenable track, but less memorable than what preceded it. Even its title suggests an addendum more than anything. As for the first rendition of "Bloom"...I simply don't like it. The voices--which sound like recordings from a kitchen with a father and small child--get on my nerves. I can't even explain why, but they do, and it really takes away from what could have been an interesting song idea. Then after this...don't be fooled by the track times; there's a huge gap of silence on the CD that I have no idea why it exists. Then there's "Two Voices". Here the synth-voices backfire in a huge way, and while the little poem they're reciting isn't bad, I simply don't like the sound of it. And then there's another one of those unexplained gaps of silence. Fortunately the album ends on a good note--thankfully, there is a fully instrumental version of "Bloom", which I really enjoy.

Overall, this is an album I enjoy quite a bit...and who knows--perhaps some of you out there will even enjoy the two tracks I didn't, because there does seem to be something there even if I can't get into them.

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Posted Saturday, June 25, 2005

Review by Neu!mann
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3 stars Brian Eno's semi-ambient collaboration with German DJ / sound mixer J. Peter Schwalm was released at the dawn of the 21st century, and not surprisingly shows a musical design in perfect sync with our shiny new millennium. The album may not have the pure organic minimalism of Eno's strictly solo installations ('Neroli', 'Thursday Afternoon'), but it compensates with a soothing mix of natural and synthetic sounds: mostly the latter, despite the album's title.

The presence on a few tracks of techno-chanteuse Laurie Anderson and Krautrock legend HOLGER CZUKAY (playing an IBM Dictaphone, his instrument of choice when he isn't bleating on a French Horn) should offer a clue to the music: gorgeous amniotic electronica set to an array of dreamy rhythmic pulses. The album is perhaps best represented in the twin track 'Bloom', with its heartbeat electronics, lush string arrangements (the real thing, not synthesized) and quietly babbling toddlers (Eno's daughters, Irial and Darla) setting a blissful mood of spiritual contentment.

So why the wasted two-and-one-half minutes of complete silence at the end of the track? And the nearly four minute vacuum after the song 'Two Voices'? On an album already lacking the sharper cutting edges of Eno's other non-rock collaborations (think of 'No Pussyfooting', alongside ROBERT FRIPP) it amounts to a literally empty aesthetic gesture, taking the idea of minimalism way too far.

Still, the album in total is a pleasant if not quite essential diversion from a master doodler: the perfect background accompaniment to a Lamaze breathing class or post-rave chill-out.

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Review by Warthur
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4 stars Brian Eno had in fact collaborated with J. Peter Schwalm before on a piece which only had a very limited release in Japan, but Drawn From Life is the collaboration people are most likely to be able to acquire. Between Eno's always deft production and compositions and the chillout, trance and trip-hop elements contributed by Schwalm, the duo deftly update the atmosphere and approach of Eno's classic ambient works for the 21st Century. Guest appearances from Holger Czukay and Laurie Anderson add an art rock counterpoint to Schwalm's electronic dance music influences, creating an album which draws on an extremely broad range of musical traditions and synthesises them into something entirely new.

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