4 Songs, 1 Hour 15 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Composed to accompany a gallery show in Turin, LUX’s music is best approached as a continuous composition extending over four sections. As it unfolds, Brian Eno displays his mastery of mood and texture as well as his ability to imply dynamic movement beneath placid surfaces. Long-time admirers of his ambient albums will hear echoes of Music for Airports and The Plateaux of Mirror in its misty pastel contours. Lending musical support are Leo Abrahams on Moog guitar and Neil Catchpole on violin and viola, who add discreet but crucial embellishments to the keyboard figures providing the main structure. As LUX progresses, Eno and his collaborators lead the listener through a vast interior space that opens up with a steady, quietly mesmerizing flow. Bell-like murmurs suggest distant lights; firm piano chords lend weight to slowly billowing synthesizer daubs. LUX’s final two sections begin to take on the dimensions of a modern classical piece, hinting at a sense of final completion. Ultimately, Eno blurs the distinction between composer and collaborator as he merges his musical vision with the listener’s own inner environment.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Composed to accompany a gallery show in Turin, LUX’s music is best approached as a continuous composition extending over four sections. As it unfolds, Brian Eno displays his mastery of mood and texture as well as his ability to imply dynamic movement beneath placid surfaces. Long-time admirers of his ambient albums will hear echoes of Music for Airports and The Plateaux of Mirror in its misty pastel contours. Lending musical support are Leo Abrahams on Moog guitar and Neil Catchpole on violin and viola, who add discreet but crucial embellishments to the keyboard figures providing the main structure. As LUX progresses, Eno and his collaborators lead the listener through a vast interior space that opens up with a steady, quietly mesmerizing flow. Bell-like murmurs suggest distant lights; firm piano chords lend weight to slowly billowing synthesizer daubs. LUX’s final two sections begin to take on the dimensions of a modern classical piece, hinting at a sense of final completion. Ultimately, Eno blurs the distinction between composer and collaborator as he merges his musical vision with the listener’s own inner environment.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Niccup ,

Excellent

I have listened to the stream a couple times now, and so far it's brilliant. The best Eno album I think I've heard in a long time! If you like his older ambient music, you'll definitely love this.

martin doudoroff ,

Lovely throwback

Excellent. Nothing obviously ambitious here, just a slab of sustain-drenched old-school ambience from the Master, himself. If you like what you hear in the previews, the record is 75 minutes of it.

trospero ,

Incomparable Eno

Brian Eno never fails to please, and it is the ambient pieces that continue to be his best works. LUX is no exception. Mood trumps melody in this exceptional "environment soundtrack" piece and proves once again that nobody produces more beautiful music of the genre than its inventor.

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