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BRIAN ENO & RICK HOLLAND: DRUMS BETWEEN THE BELLS

Brian Eno

 

Progressive Electronic

3.62 | 35 ratings

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SeventhBridgeofSighs
4 stars It's no easy listening music ...at least it starts this way...with the 2 first tracks. The Opening "Bless this space" is like 22st centurian...again...why again? because we know that Eno already visited the future before ... In the beginning of this album it is a future that sound overmodernized of course...not sexy...because of those disturbed electronics programms at the control...

The 2nd track follow the same jerky path... if you introduce without warning those two songs in the middle of a salsa party ... (a music style that half of my own family enjoy to death) ...people will strangle you on the dancefloor... because this sound as angular space invaders without invitation...it is the creative sound of a bug ... sort of...or a real strawberry of metal for robots of the next age...I am not a fan of those 2 tracks but they are important as a contrast for the following tittles...

But then since track 3..."Dreambirds"...change is on the march...less bugs less infected laptops...some human breaths already pulsate under the synthesized skins... the followin Tracks follow more or less this path... then the longer "The Real" (Track6)... is opiumized...typical of ModernEno...a floating affair... existential female cyborg with disguised emotions...psychedelic and all at slow speed...an extatic journey...a land and space where every single second can last longer like supspended bridges...

"The Airman" (Track007) could have been in a futuristic James Bond movie ...it's not the best but it's pleasant enough...it's vaguely trip hop too

"A Title" (Track10) is another real high...with late 70s Krautrock echoes ... The Chaos is back with "Sound like Alien"(11) but it does not sound bad with an original funkified angle. "Dow"(12) Is good not so noisy but it's kinda weird...it nearly sound a lil bit as world music but without the usual ingredients of world music...it's zarbi...maybe it is world music of age 2112 with some kraut xtra spices "Multimedia"(13) is a favourite even if it is unfotunately a litle bit too short...

There's a few more songs but they are more about the lyrics and less about the sound... not bad but i surely need more listening ...

This album is top notch ! i guess it deserve something around a 8/10 ...it's prog of course , kinda avant garde...we cannot loose our time with this...

SeventhBridgeofSighs | 4/5 |

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