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Stuff JANUARY 5, 2018 - by Mike Alexander
TOM ROGERSON WITH BRIAN ENO: FINDING SHORE
Age does not seem to weary Brian Eno, the godfather of ambient music. At the ripe young age of sixty-nine, he continues to break new ground as a solo artist and more recently, since signing to Warp, in collaboration with artists such as Jon Hopkins, Rick Holland, Karl Hyde and now with Tom Rogerson, who is signed to Dead Oceans. Having said that, Finding Shore is very much an album driven by Rogerson - a pianist in the vein of Nils Frahm, whose debut album is inspired by the dichotomy of having roots in the Suffolk, England, town of Woodbridge, "located on the strange flat landscape of eastern England, all heathland, military testing sites, estuary mud and the site of the ancient Sutton Hoo ship burial". The result is thirteen piano improvisations based around Eno's stark (Minor Rift), classically modulated (An Iken Loop) and propulsive electronic landscapes (Motion In Field).