Brian Eno is MORE DARK THAN SHARK
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"Craft is what enables you to be successful
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Pitchfork DECEMBER 31, 1999 - by Ryan Schreiber

BRIAN ENO: THE DROP

"Okay, so... run that by me again," is the impression you get when listening to Brian Eno's most recent effort, The Drop. Except you're not so sure you want to know.

The record is over seventy-four minutes long and includes sixteen new songs with the inclusion of the bonus track from Eno's release with former Public Image Limited bass guitarist Jah Wobble, Spinner (the track is titled Iced World). However, instead of exploring new territory, The Drop seems to walk right back to his late '70s ambient drones, and just stands there, staring and confused. Actually, Eno's self-proclaimed "new kind of music," - what he calls "Drop Music" - is really not very new at all. It just sounds a little creepier now.

You've got to respect him for being a true musical pioneer, creator and explorer, but you'd think with the new technology that's been developed in the past ten years, he could try something new.


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