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Rolling Stone MAY 5, 2016 - by Kory Grow
BRIAN ENO: THE SHIP
An experimental icon authors a lovely 'musical novel'
Brian Eno has been pursuing his ambient visions since 1978's Music For Airports. But this is his first ambient album to feature his voice - a "musical novel" loosely inspired by the story of the Titanic and World War I. When he evokes "wave after wave after wave" on the twenty-minute title piece, it's like he's describing the song's glistening synths rather than building a discernible narrative. The album ends with a cover of The Velvet Underground's I'm Set Free, an ode to the power of illusion from one of music's best escape artists.