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Brian Eno


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3.61 | 200 ratings

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3 stars An album I flew to after having discovered Brian Eno through the "Ambient 2: Plateaux of Mirror" album but which ultimately left me flat and bored. I realize that the music here was fully intended to be used as peaceful background music--and was verily used in airports with the intention of trying to reduce stress and tension typically accrued by airport travelers--but as a "go-to" emotion and adrenaline evocative attention-grabber, this one does not have it. Like your folk art, the songs here are handsome but not necessarily drop-dead gorgeous. Still, I think Eno earns high marks for taking music into specific (and general) uses that no one had really thought of before. He did, after all, coin the now-universally used term "ambient" for this kind of relaxing background music.
BrufordFreak | 3/5 |


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