Mini review: THE SHIP by Brian Eno (LP)

Mini review: THE SHIP by Brian Eno (LP)

Brian Eno returns to Warp Records with this incredibly elegant album.  

The Ship is almost as much musical novel as traditional album. Eno brings together beautiful songs, minimalist ambience, physical electronics omniscient narratives and technical innovation into a single, cinematic suite. The result is excellent Eno, a record paralleling the best in his catalog.

The Ship was originally conceived from experiments with three-dimensional recording techniques and is loosely based upon, in Eno’s own words ‘a fascination with the sinking of the Titanic and humankind’s balance “between hubris and paranoia.”’.

Thy vinyl is dead quiet, almost spooky when the album’s first track The Ship, ends… the “real” ambient sounds of your room/house/outside mixed right in and I first thought it was part of the album. Highly recommended for late night listening.

This album is a succession of interleaved stories. Some of them I know, some of them I’m discovering now in the making of them.

Wave. After. Wave. After. Wave.”

Give it a listen, then buy it! gives you a free FLAC download!

Ciao for now,  Christoph