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The Music APRIL 27, 2016 - by Christopher H. James
BRIAN ENO: THE SHIP
As Brian Eno explains it, The Ship is based on "experiments with three-dimensional recording techniques", and is "as much musical novel as traditional album" exploring humankind's hubris and paranoia with markov chain-generated poetry.
For once Eno's high concepts and noble intentions lead him down into an unprofitable abyss of woozy drones and impenetrable free verse that might have been delivered by a recovering ketamine addict. The Ship may be only a partial success at best, but at least Eno keeps his failures interesting.