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Rolling Stone MAY 4, 2016 - by Michael Dwyer
BRIAN ENO: THE SHIP
Humanity burns, nature abides. The subtext is unusually stark on Brian Eno's return to the ambient float tank but his vistas are typically immense. The twenty-minute title track hums under an infinite night sky. Bows shear icy water, buoys clang in the mist, sonar bleeps and radio intelligence drifts as our hero drones a doomy poem that might be one man sailing to war or humankind's futile journey across the Milky Way. Fickle Sun drags the horror of the trenches into focus. Parts i and ii trace our "cumulus of pride and will" to despair; part iii transcends with a disembodied tilt at Lou Reed's I'm Set Free. The Ship is a deep, dark mirror to human folly. Big call? Trust Eno.