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Brian Eno


Progressive Electronic

3.61 | 200 ratings

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2 stars Brian Eno is an artist that I've never been particularly fond of. Much of his music is boring, and only worthy of background music, in my opinion. This album, Music for Airports, is the best example of Eno's famous boredom-inducing ambient music.

This album is kind of a concept, supposedly created as a soundtrack to an airport. I've never been to an airport with such an airy atmosphere. I get the impression of an abandoned airport in ancient Greece when I listen to this music, which isn't convincing, to say the least. Of course, since this is ambient music, I shouldn't have expected much in progress in the tracks. There is no progressive development, and no new elements are added to any of the tracks, which are dominated by simple notes played on an acoustic piano and electrically manipulated choir sounds. I must admit, this all is appealing for a few minutes, but gets increasingly boring as the tracks drudge slowly throughout their duration.

There isn't anything on this album that I'd call progressive, but it is apparently a classic, so there must be something about it that people enjoy. As with all music, this album is definitely worth a listen, but don't expect too much from it.

colorofmoney91 | 2/5 |


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