NEWS UPDATE: 8TH MAY 2019

Thanks to Dario, Rory, Martina, Richard, Samantha, Tony, and EnoWeb's own newsbot Tom Boon in no particular order for these news items.

Fly me to the Moon! And let me eat lots of Mars Bars! Thus sang Brian Eno in 1983 when he released his record Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks, secure in the knowledge that the album would prove to be one of the most popular of his career. Unfortunately EnoWeb can't prove that's true, but it definitely is a record that is close to EnoWeb's heart, as we bought it as consolation after failing our A Level exams rather catastrophically. Fast-forward 36 years, and Brian has decided to take the old jalopy out for another spin among the stars. He'll take the path to Jupiter, and maybe very soon, he'll cruise along the Milky Way, and land upon the Moon.

On 19th July an expanded version of Apollo will be released to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landings. Alongside the original Apollo album remastered by Abbey Road's Miles Showell will be a new vinyl disc/CD/assemblage of audio data called For All Mankind – not the film, but eleven new instrumental compositions by Daniel Lanois, Roger Eno and Brian Eno, with Brian producing, co-writing and contributing to all the tracks:
‘The End Of A Thin Cord’ (4:08) – Brian Eno
‘Capsule’ (3:13) – Daniel Lanois
‘At The Foot Of A Ladder’ (3:35) – Brian Eno
‘Waking Up’ (2:29) – Roger Eno
‘Clear Desert Night’ (3:11) – Brian Eno
‘Over The Canaries’ (4:41) – Brian Eno
‘Last Step From The Surface’ (3:58) – Daniel Lanois
‘Fine-grained’ (3:34) – Daniel Lanois
‘Under The Moon’ (3:10) – Roger Eno
‘Strange Quiet’ (4:09) – Roger Eno
‘Like I Was A Spectator’ (4:23) – Brian Eno

As was fashionable in the era known by the Tortoises as the last days of the Human Race, the album would be released in a variety of delivery formats – some of which may still be found in the fossil layer:

  • 2LP 180gram vinyl in a gatefold sleeve
  • Limited numbered 2CD edition with 24-page full colour hardcover book (note: the first 250 orders of vinyl and limited edition 2CD from EnoShop and uDiscover will include an A2 Apollo poster)
  • Standard 2CD edition
  • Special digital edition with exclusive cover art
  • Standard digital edition

We're so sorry, readers, we're not sure why Mustard The Tortoise wrote that last bit, though we know that he is a bit narked by the cold weather at the moment so that might account for his dark mood.
Mustard: Tortoises got to the Moon first.


Other than that, newsworthy Eno items over these past few months have been pretty thin gruel. Let's see...

On 14th May Brian will be in conversation with Srećko Horvat in London.


At the end of March, Juliet Jaques interviewed Brian for Suite 212 on Resonance FM.


Also at the end of March, Roxy Music was duly inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Brian couldn't attend because he's given up flying for a year, which for no apparent reason reminded EnoWeb of Hotblack Desiato's decision to spend a year dead for tax purposes (© Douglas Adams).


Brian has written the introduction for a monograph of Beezy Bailey's art.


Brian has made some kind of contribution to the first Wavepaths space in London, though its website isn't exactly forthcoming with information about exactly what... and with a minimum price of £40 for an hour's introductory "journey", EnoWeb is unlikely to be forthcoming either.
Mustard: Well, that's just typical negativity. No wonder your lot died out.


Paul Stolper has some new lenticular artworks by Brian.


Brian has been working on the soundtrack for series 3 of Top Boy, revived by Drake for Netflix.


Look and Learn.


A 1979 portrait of Brian by Shigeo Anzai.
Mustard: He always did like a kimono.


Old stuff: Dublab is running some archive interviews conducted by Carl Stone, and NPR's Fresh Air dug out an archive interview to tie in with Roxy's RARHOF induction.

 

PREVIOUS update: 1ST February 2019

Thanks to Dario, Rory, Paul, Samantha, David, and EnoWeb's own newsbot Tom Boon in no particular order for these news items.

77 Million Paintings is on show until February 24th in Dublin, Ireland, at the Gallagher Gallery in the RHA.


Two etchings by Brian appear in the Paul Stolper + ICA Editions exhibition: 'Helica Cadmium Red (Heads)' and 'Helica Cadmium Red (Tails)', both made in 2018 in editions of 25. The exhibition runs at Paul Stolper Gallery (31 Museum Street, London, UK) until 16th February.


The art project DAU is now running in Paris after yet another last-minute hitch, with "bespoke acoustic architecture" provided by Brian. This has given rise to many articles. It will visit London soon.


DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe Movement 2025) is having an online auction, and one of the lots is Brian's 'Rose'. Bidding starts on 5th February.


Brian is a guest on The Leisure Society's forthcoming double album Arrivals & Departures, and a sample of him talking about Surrender appears on the title track of Set Mo’s new album Surrender.


Brian is on the list of guests for Starmus V in Zürich, which runs from 24th to 29th June.


Roxy Music will be inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall o'Fame on Friday 29th March.


Gary Hustwit's film RAMS, which has original music by Brian, is now available to buy digitally via Vimeo.


Associated artists:

  • Neuroscientist Mendel Kaelen's Wavepaths site is now running, with music by Jon Hopkins
  • Bill Nelson has a journal entry with some recent reminiscences about Harold Budd

YouTube's Search function still appears to be working less well than it should. At least the University of Ambience is trying hard to restore some quality to the "Brian Eno" results, with the release of new material for its Candlemas Term.

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