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Mojo MAY 2020 - by Mike Barnes

ROGER ENO AND BRIAN ENO: MIXING COLOURS

The brothers' first ever album as a duo.

With seventeen of the eighteen titles named after paint colours, the Enos have neatly preempted descriptions of this album as "sonic watercolours" or some such. It was created by Roger sending files of his MIDI keyboard compositions over to Brian to add some magic of his own. The pieces are uniformly slow, and some, like Quicksilver, have song-like structures. Overall, Roger favours a clean, chiming sound, while on Snow the sombre chords appear to be played on an acoustic piano. But anyone hoping for a varied, texturally rich set is heading for disappointment, as most of the pieces feature one or occasionally two keyboard parts. The only other elements are some drones and subtle echo and reverb effects. And elegant and haunting as the individual tracks may be, it's difficult to remain engaged throughout seventy-five minutes of music with such a uniform mood.


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