4 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Nearly 50 years into his career, Brian Eno is still finding ground to cover. Inspired by a fascination with the Titanic and what he calls humankind’s back-and-forth between “hubris and paranoia,” The Ship blends the elusive majesty of Eno’s pioneering ambient music with his boyish, chant-like vocals and spoken-word interludes for a journey that shifts mercurially from quiet and optimistic to threatening and discordant, ending with a cover of the Velvet Underground’s “I’m Set Free” so gorgeously direct you can almost see the clouds parting.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Nearly 50 years into his career, Brian Eno is still finding ground to cover. Inspired by a fascination with the Titanic and what he calls humankind’s back-and-forth between “hubris and paranoia,” The Ship blends the elusive majesty of Eno’s pioneering ambient music with his boyish, chant-like vocals and spoken-word interludes for a journey that shifts mercurially from quiet and optimistic to threatening and discordant, ending with a cover of the Velvet Underground’s “I’m Set Free” so gorgeously direct you can almost see the clouds parting.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

ZardozRules ,

Classic Eno

I bought this without previewing the tracks. When I first listened to it I was disappointed but it quickly grew on me. Initially the vocals may be distracting but give it chance, Eno knows what he's doing.

has huj ,

I wasn’t sure at first but this album is..

absolutely beautiful.

bittman25 ,

Brilliant.

That was haunting.

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