When I think of Brian Eno, it isn’t large-scale social revolution that comes to mind. Moreso soft, ambient music that drifts through your mind on a flying silk carpet, soothing angry thoughts and sprinkling peace wherever it flies.
Well it’s a new year, and Eno has ditched his usual medium for an impassioned call to action in the form of a short essay on his Facebook page.
Brian Eno is calling for action against current global trends of de-civilisation, media saturation and inequality with a passionate new years Facebook post.
Read the full post below:
By now there’s been a few musicians and public figures who have put into words the ugly taste 2016 left in our mouths, but a very small number have iterated the feeling so broadly or so eloquently as Eno just did.
“This process of decivilisation grew out of an ideology which sneered at social generosity and championed a sort of righteous selfishness.”
“Last year people started waking up to this. A lot of them, in their anger, grabbed the nearest Trump-like object and hit the Establishment over the head with it. But those were just the most conspicuous, media-tasty awakenings.”
If reading posts like this fills you with an overwhelming, swelling anxiety for times to come, there’s an easy treatment. Just remember you can listen to Eno’s new album Reflections forever.