Brian Eno shares epic 21 minute track The Ship

Ambient pioneer and production wizard Brian Eno has shared the title track of his forthcoming album ‘The Ship’, an epic 21 minute electronic music trip.

The  album opener and thematic core of the new album is built around Eno’s cyclically sung verses. The song builds in ominous drama, snatches of distant voice and creeping electronics.

The Ship is Eno’s first solo record since 2012’s Grammy-nominated ‘LUX’. Originally conceived from experiments with three dimensional recording techniques and formed in two, interconnected parts, The Ship is almost as much musical novel as traditional album. Eno brings together songs, minimalist ambience, physical electronics, omniscient narratives and technical innovation into a single, cinematic suite.

Eno: ‘On a musical level, I wanted to make a record of songs that didn’t rely on the normal underpinnings of rhythmic structure and chord progressions but which allowed voices to exist in their own space and time, like events in a landscape. I wanted to place sonic events in a free, open space.’

‘The Ship’ will be released on Friday 29th April 2016 via Warp Records and is available to preorder on CD, vinyl and digital formats, with an instant download of the album’s title track. Visit the Eno shop for more info.

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Rogier Oostlander

Rogier Oostlander is the former editor-in-chief of Bassic Groove Magazine, one of the first magazines worldwide dedicated to house music culture in the early nineties. He now works as a record dealer and copywriter in Haarlem, the Netherlands.