INTERVIEWS, REVIEWS & RELATED ARTICLES
Q DECEMBER 1992 - by Martin Aston
THE SHUTOV ASSEMBLY
The Shutov Assembly isn't a question of Brian Eno getting the recent rock/pop-rhythmic Nerve Net out of his system before returning to ambient climes, but simply a collection of pieces for the Moscow painter Sergei Shutov who, Eno discovered, had used his music as creative backdrop. Typically, the ten pieces (whose titles, Triennale, Lanzarote and Innocenti included, are curiously of an Italian bent) work as segments of a greater whole and the dream/nightmare ambivalence is nearer Bowie's synthscapes of the Berlin-located Low / "Heroes" years than Eno's Apollo or The Pearl. A more interactive, albeit still effortlessly beautiful Eno painting then, though we now await the post-apocalyptic ambient soundtrack with interest.