News update: 17th June 02017
Thanks to Dario, Alex, Bernd, Rory, and EnoWeb's own newsbot Tom Boon for these news links in no particular order.
Brian Eno's "big four" rock albums will be re-released on vinyl by UMC/Virgin/Astralwerks on 4th August. Here Come The Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Another Green World and Before And After Science have all been mastered at half speed, which provides a better dynamic sound range than the original records. Long-term Eno fans will recall those utilised the wax phonograph cylinder technology popularised by Mr Thomas Edison. The new-fangled Long Players will be heavyweight 180g vinyl and need to be played at 45 revolutions per minute. This means there are two records per album, presented in gatefold sleeves. You also get an Obi strip*, an Abbey Road half speed master certificate, and a download voucher.
*N.B. This is not a Star Wars thing, saving Sir Alec Guinness' blushes.
Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers have created Coldplay : Hypnotised, a new Bloom-type generative music app to accompany Coldplay's song "Hypnotised". It's free, available for iOS and Android, and you can play it on its own too (or leave it running).
RTE recently uploaded a video of Brian Eno answering questions from Sinead Gleeson in June last year, after Brexit but before the US election, and backed by 2017's Reflection.
Lightforms / Soundforms runs at Arts Santa Mònica in Barcelona, Spain, until 1st October 2017. Described as "the world's most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the work of Brian Eno as an artist", Lightforms / Soundforms is part of the Sónar Festival and includes installations of New Space Music and 77 Million Paintings, plus exhibitions of Lightboxes and some of Eno's notebooks. Until 18th June there is a tie-in Reflection to bewilder frazzled air travellers at Barcelona El Prat Airport's Terminal 1 baggage claim area.
- Lightforms / Soundforms in English and in Spanish
- Press Conference
- Lightforms / Soundforms
- Airport Reflection
- New Space Music & 77 Million Paintings
- Catalan News Agency write-up
- El Periodico and Googlenglish version
- El País and Googlenglish version (NOTE: includes autoplaying video)
Ivorypress has a video of its Light exhibition.
- Ivorypress or Vimeo
- Tie-in coverage in La Jornada and in Googlenglish, in which we discover how Brian gets to work each day
I Dormienti, the 1999 Mimmo Paladino installation with music by Brian, has been revived in Florence, Italy. This also runs until 1st October 2017.
An article about the UK Pavilion at Astana Expo 2017, Kazakhstan, for which Brian wrote a soundtrack; no music samples though.
A track by Brian will appear as one of Adult Swim's 52 weekly streaming singles in 2017 or 2018. He will also be collaborating with Tom Rogerson on the forthcoming album Failing Shore, and contributing to the track "Some Kind Of Love" on the next record by The Killers, Wonderful Wonderful.
Straying off-topic now
- Full version of The Gift performing "Love Without Violins" live with Brian Eno and "Love Without Violins (Alex Fx Extended Remix)"
- Harold Budd interview for Red Bull Radio's LAndscape (available until mid-July)
- Roger Eno interview
- Damo and Dido
- Jools Holland
- Marconi Union Ghost Stations Remixes and Tokyo+ extra tracks
- David Bowie's list of words describing The Next Day
Regular EnoWeb visitors will know that this site aims to have a redesign every two decades. Now that most of that is complete, the Tangents section has been expanded with the reinstatement of the popular Ask Eno page, a new explainer on Eno's approach to production, an archive of some stuff that's disappeared from other sites, and a slightly expanded Links page.