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"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
Sydney Morning Herald MAY 5, 2016 - by Craig Mathieson
BRIAN ENO: THE SHIP
In a lengthy and ludicrously eclectic career Eno's remit has run from charging Roxy Music to inventing ambient music, with a handy career producing stadium bands on the side. On The Ship, his first solo album since the concise accretion of 2010's Small Craft On A Milk Sea, the sixty-seven-year-old stretches out, extending a seaborne concept inspired in part by the sinking of the Titanic out to four pieces, with vocals, that run for forty-seven minutes. From the solemn tones of the opening title track, a mix of watery darkness and glimmering textures, the album unfolds with tender grace, culminating in a gorgeous cover of The Velvet Underground's I'm Set Free.