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Brian Eno announces 9LP box-set featuring 22 years of new, rare and unreleased music

Legendary composer, musician, visual artist, and producer Brian Eno has announced the release of a new box set titled Music For Installations, featuring “new, rare, and previously unreleased tracks.” 

The compilation is set to be released this May, with a variety of options including a standard 6CD set, a 6CD super deluxe limited edition numbered set, and as a 9LP super deluxe edition vinyl set, which comes with a 64-page book featuring “rare and unseen exhibition photographs and a new essay written by Eno.”

Here’s some good news for you Eno fans out there; the always innovative artist is releasing a new box set full of rare and unreleased material.

As its title would suggest, the box set will include items of music that have been debuted at various installations around the world throughout Eno’s career. The huge collection of material will feature music recorded from 1986 to the present day.

If you think of music as a moving, changing form, and painting as a still form, what I’m trying to do is make very still music and paintings that move,” Eno says.

I’m trying to find in both of those forms, the space in between the traditional concept of music and the traditional concept of painting.”

The packaging of the new set has been designed by long time collaborator of Eno, Nick Robertson.

Check out the details below:

Music From Installations (previously unreleased)

  1. Kazakhstan
    Premiered at the Asif Khan-designed installation ‘We Are Energy’ in the UK Pavilion at Astana Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan.
  2. The Ritan Bells
    Premiered at an installation by Eno at Ritan Park in Beijing, China as part of the British Council’s ‘Sound in the City’ series, 2005.
  3. Five Light Paintings
    Premiered at an installation by Eno called ‘Pictures Of Venice’ at the Gallerie Cavallino, in Venice, Italy, 1985.
  4. Flower Bells
    Premiered at an installation by Eno called ‘Light Music’ at the Castello Svevo in Bari, Italy, 2017.

77 Million Paintings (previously unreleased)

  1. 77 Million Paintings
    Premiered at the inaugural exhibition of ‘77 Million Paintings’ at La Foret Museum Tokyo, Japan, 2006.

Lightness – Music For The Marble Palace (previously only available as a limited-run CD, via Enostore only)

  1. Atmospheric Lightness
  2. Chamber Lightness
    Premiered at the Eno installation ‘Lightness in the Marble Palace’ at The State Russian Museum in St Petersburg, Russia, 1997.

I Dormienti’ / ‘Kite Stories’ (previously only available as separate limited run CDs, via Enostore only)

  1. I Dormienti
    Premiered at an eponymous installation by the Italian sculptor Mimmo Paladino at The Undercroft of The Roundhouse in London, 1999.
  2. Kites I
  3. Kites II
  4. Kites III
    Premiered at an installation by Brian Eno at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland, 1999.

Making Space’ (limited-run CD previously only available at Eno installations and on the Lumen website)

  1. Needle Click
  2. Light Legs
  3. Flora and Fauna/Gleise 581d
  4. New Moons
  5. Vanadium
  6. All The Stars Were Out
  7. Hopeful Timean Intersect
  8. World Without Wind
  9. Delightful Universe (seen from above)
    Compiled by Eno for sale exclusively at his installations, this was first made available while guest artistic director of the Brighton Festival, 2010.

Music For Future Installations (previously unreleased)

  1. Unnoticed Planet
  2. Liquidambar
  3. Sour Evening (Complex Heaven 3)
  4. Surbahar Sleeping Music

More over at Eno’s webstore. Watch our video on Brian Eno’s album Ambient 1: Music For Airports below:

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March 19, 2018