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Stuff DECEMBER 30, 2012 - by Mike Alexander

BRIAN ENO: LUX

Brian Eno's first solo album in seven years is a return to the pioneering ambient soundscapes he crafted on his own Obscure label in 1975 with Discreet Music and later built on with the Ambient Music series and refined with Another Day On Earth and Neroli.

The four long pieces on Lux (all eighteen minutes plus) are minimalistic textured notes and repetitive patterns where the resonance is as much in the space in-between as the music itself.

The effect is to intended to induce an elevator/elevated state of contemplation or thoughtfulness of a time and place, which, in this case includes The Great Gallery of the Palace of Venaria in Turin, Italy.

Lux shimmers and expands, is at times a little too pretty for its own good, but is still Eno-ishly unique in its capacity to draw one's attention to the boundaries between attention and distraction.


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