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Q JUNE 2020 - by Laura Barton
ROGER AND BRIAN ENO: MIXING COLOURS
Ambient brothers combine forces beautifully.
Brothers Roger and Brian Eno's first album as a duo has been a long time coming. Fifteen years ago, Roger, an ambient composer, began writing pieces on a MIDI keyboard. His older sibling, known for the pioneering work of being Brian Eno, would then rearrange his compositions. The result is not so much conversational as a work of intriguing collision - an eighteen-song adventure in sparse and particular beauty, whose tracklisting reads something like a Winsor & Newton paint catalogue: Dark Sienna, Verdigris, Cerulean Blue. Across the wit and warmth of Quicksilver's keys, the glower of Burnt Umber and the fine, sweet elegance of Iris, it's less a record than a slow sensory immersion.