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"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
The Observer DECEMBER 10, 2017 - by Damien Morris
TOM ROGERSON WITH BRIAN ENO: FINDING SHORE - IMPROVISATION IN THE RIGHT KEY
Three Trapped Tigers frontman Tom Rogerson plays piano and submits himself to Eno's improvisational techniques on his debut solo album. In a very Enoesque way, a chance meeting outside a toilet led to the producer training infrared beams on the pianist's keys and improvising around signals created when the beams were broken. The results are easy enough to digest, even if the process isn't, with just enough repetition and structure to prevent attention drift. Most of the pieces forgo any sort of rhythm, although the baleful ambience of March Away's percussion is so good that it's a shame the pair didn't pursue it.