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Brian Eno


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3.61 | 200 ratings

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4 stars Music for your mind !

I have listened to this album only 7 times, since the 6th time i thought about making a review , but i wanted to hear it again, now , after 7 times, i think it`s enough to make my review, because nothing has changed since the first time .

Brian Eno is an incredible man, a great musician who has created lots of great albums, some more Electronic Oriented, some Art Rock, and some Ambient music, in this case, "Music for Airports" is ambient music, 4 long songs with a piano, synths, instruments and soft voices. If you dont tolerate ambient music, maybe because its repetitive and boring , i dont know, this is not your choice ,because you wont appreciate it , but if you can give a special attention to some ambient music (i said some, because like any genre there are lots of horrible ambient albums), you must try this album, its not like the others, it has something special, something beautiful. Another very important fact , is that if you are angry, sad, i dont know, dont listen to it, its not so easy to dig, and if you dont have the perfect mood, you will not appreciate it like it deserves to be, maybe you will skip the songs because you will fin them so boring, im sure it is really boring for some people, but not for me , but why?

I decided to listen to it after seeing a concert of a band called "Bang on a Can", they performanced this album completely, and it was amazing. So, i had the will to love this album from the first time, and i really love it, every time i listen to it (with a calm and nice mood of course) i enjoy it, it mantain me paralyzed, despite it is so repetitive, it envolves me everytime, thats the beautty of this album.

The Tracks are similar, all are long songs. "1/1" is the longest, about 18 minutes, i know, it is maybe the most repetitive of them all, it starts with a perfect and beautiful synth background, while a calm and nice piano makes it apperance, in fact, all the song is in this way, the same piano notes, and the same background, but in some parts it has some little and different noises, some strange soft effects, i can listen to it with my eyes closed, and believe me, i feel like im flying or like my mind is in another dimention, i dont know, but its great.

"1/2" is maybe the twin of "2/2", both songs are quite similar, in fact, both could make one, here, the difference with the first song is that these two songs have vocals, female vocals (no singing, no lyrics), only like another instrument, as a background , these couple of songs are great too, again, i cant separate myself from this, is like a disease, if you dont heal it completely, you wont be fine, i mean, i cant stop this album, because i would not fine, i have to enjoy it completely, again, with synths and piano these songs make a great environment and ambiental music. "2/2" is the last song, a perfect end, last 10 minutes of a beautiful trip, here with a more stressed sound of effects , but in the same way, very calm, very soft, and beautiful, i cant agree more, i really enjoy this album, and im sure if you tolerate ambient music, then you will love it. Here are not weak songs, and its difficult to say if one is the best or my favorite song, i simply cannot say it, and from my point of view, this is another great point which makes this album so interesting and so good.

So, im sure this could be an excellent addition for every prog fan ( who tolerates ambient music ). Free your mind , and catch it! 4 stars!

memowakeman | 4/5 |


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