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Metro NOVEMBER 16, 2012 - by John Lewis

BRIAN ENO'S LUX IS BEAUTIFUL, CALMING AND EVER-SO-SLIGHTLY POINTLESS

Brian Eno's Lux moves at an arthritic pace, but its beauty is undeniable.

Music fans often use the word Eno-esque to refer to a certain kind of background music: spartan, airy, ambient soundscapes. However, Brian Eno hasn't released music like that for ages.

His 2005 comeback LP, Another Day On Earth, explored proper songs, while his past two albums for Warp specialised in beat-laden jams (2010's Small Craft On A Milk Sea) and poetry (2011's Drums Between The Bells).

Lux, however, is the sound of Eno going Eno-esque again. Throughout four lengthy tracks, heavily treated keyboards and synthesised strings creep along at an arthritic speed.

Sometimes they resemble a nursery rhyme being played a hundred times times slower than usual but mostly they hang in the air like a light sonic perfume. Lux is beautiful, calming and ever-so-slightly pointless.


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