The new EP from Brian Eno — The Ship — is out now on iTunes. Check out The Guardian’s review of the EP here


Brian Eno’s 25th solo album arrives trailed by a very Enoesque explanation. The latter takes in the sinking of the Titanic, the first world war, the Velvet Underground’s third album, an installation in a Copenhagen gallery, Israeli history professor Yuval Harari’s acclaimed bestseller Sapiens: A History of Humankind, and the effect of the ageing process on Eno’s voice. It’s fascinating stuff, and well worth your time, but if you’re in a terrible hurry, the most salient points are: (a) his belief that “humankind seems to teeter between hubris and paranoia – the hubris of our ever-growing power contrasts with the paranoia that we’re increasingly under threat”; and, more prosaically, (b) somewhere along the way, he decided to try to write songs that were uncoupled from rhythm and standard verse-chorus structure.’…Read More

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