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Uncut FEBRUARY 2017 - by Wyndham Wallace
BRIAN ENO: REFLECTION
Eno's latest attempt to bring peace on earth
Though Reflection sets out in a similar mood to last year's The Ship, its title provides a clear signal that this is a more contemplative album, and indeed its atmosphere remains unbroken for its entire fifty-four-minute duration. Typically for Eno's ambient releases, it employs the technique he once dubbed 'generative music', with different musical elements playing out according to a specific system of his devising: "I then set the whole system playing and see what it does," he said in a statement. In this case, sustained synth notes and chimes entwine to create a meditative environment that, while no longer as revolutionary as Discreet Music once seemed, is just as serene.