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Exclaim! SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 - by Gregory Adams
BRIAN ENO RETURNS WITH NEW 'LUX' SOLO ALBUM
In recent years, Brian Eno has issued a series of team-up albums, such as 2008's Everything That Happens Will Happen Today with David Byrne, 2010's Small Craft On A Milk Sea with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams, and last year's Drums Between The Bells with Rick Holland. But the legendary experimental soundscapist will branch off on his own with a proper solo set this fall called Lux.
Being touted as "one of Eno's most ambitious works to date," the album drops on CD and digitally November 13 via Warp, with a double-LP version arriving on December 11. It's his first proper solo set since 2005's Another Day On Earth.
The seventy-six-minute album features twelve sections split into four roughly twenty-minute tracks that "evolved from a work currently housed in the Great Gallery Of The Palace Of Venaria in Turin, Italy."
Sound samples have yet to arrive, but the work is apparently in the vein of past releases Music For Films, Music For Airports and Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks, and is linked to his Music For Thinking project, which also includes 1975's Discreet Music and Neroli from 1993.
In addition to the tunes, the LP comes packaged with four 300x300mm prints, while the CD hosts four 120x120mm prints.
Tracks: LUX 1 (19:22) / LUX 2 (18:14) / LUX 3 (19:19) / LUX 4 (18:28)