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Sydney Morning Herald APRIL 24, 2016 - by Michael Dwyer
BRIAN ENO: AMBIENCE MASTER'S NEW WORK
Master of ambience and abstraction Brian Eno will release an unusually pointed album this week rooted in his fascination with the First World War: "That extraordinary trans-cultural madness that arose out of a clash of hubris between empires." The Ship is "as much musical novel as traditional album", conceived via experiments in three-dimensional sound recording before finding its sombre narrative decrying the folly of humanity in poetry and song - including a climactic interpretation of Lou Reed's I'm Set Free. Ever the optimist, Eno says the experience was leavened by his discovery that he can now sing a low C. "Getting older does have a few fringe benefits after all."