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Brian Eno


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5 stars Apart from his collaborative album "No Pussyfooting" (with Fripp) , "Another Green World" is the first Eno soloalbum, containing mainly instrumental ambient music, only five of fourteen pieces have lyrics, making the album stand out as a transission from the Rock inspired albums, to the series of ambient albums that was to come. "Another Green World" was Eno's progressive rock masterpiece, his style was now refined to its peak level, the wierdness of "Here Comes the warm Jets" compleetly gone, replaced by a complex, yet not overloaded landscape, the unexpected rythm structures from percussions/drumbox, is exceptional. Seven tracks Eno playing everything himself.

The Album shows Eno very adult, and controlled, but very experimental at the same time.

Notable Contributions: "Sky Saw" the opening track, a great Eno song, might be his best. Collins (Genesis) on drums, Percy Jones (Brand X) on Bass, John Cale (The Velvet Underground) on viola. Jones/Collins creating something pointing in a Brand X direction.

"Over Fire Islands" Collins (Genesis) on drums, Percy Jones (Brand X) on Bass.

"St. Elmos Fire" Fripp (King Crimson) electric guitar solo, stunning !, Fripp have fired of some of his most excellent guitar solo's on Eno albums.

"I'll Come Running" Fripp (King Crimson) electric guitar solo, this time unusaly straight for a Fripp.

"Golden Hours", John Cale (The Velvet Underground) on viola. Fripp (King Crimson) electric guitar. Fripp here on a clean guitar sound, very fripp'ish plectrum picklings.

"Zawinul / Lava" Collins (Genesis) on drums, Percy Jones (Brand X) on Bass. This time on a calm piece. Almost as if made for a Jazz Rock album.

Some might not find that Eno is essiental, he is far from those giants, Genesis, Floyd, Yes in his style and approach, but prog. represents a wide range of music styles, and Eno was and continued to be pushing the boundries of Rock music. Another Green world is the early masterpiece from Eno, an album that is a must in Your prog. collection, no matter if You are the Experimental/Ambient, the Eclectic Prog, or the Jazz Rock sector. If Your approach to prog. is hard rock/metal, this is not for You, unless You are ready to expand ? It goes without saying, that any Phil Colling, Percy Jones or Fripp collector...........

tamijo | 5/5 |


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