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Music For Films
Released: 16th November 2018
Deluxe, limited edition 2 LP heavyweight vinyl, remastered at half-speed for 45 RPM, in gatefold sleeve with Obi spine strip, Abbey Road Certificate of authenticity and download voucher.
“Arguably the most quietly influential of all his works” according to the BBC, this conceptual record was intended as a soundtrack for imaginary films, with excerpts later featuring in movies by directors including John Woo and Derek Jarman.
The album is a loose compilation of material, composed of short tracks ranging from one-and-a-half minutes to just over four, making it the antithesis of the long, ambient pieces he later became known for. The compositional styles and equipment used also carried over onto Eno's work David Bowie's 1977 classic ‘Low’.
Unlike Eno's later ambient works, ‘Music for Films’ utilises a broader sonic palette, with his studio exercises being supplemented by instrumentation from Rhett Davies, John Cale, Phil Collins, Robert Fripp, Fred Frith, Percy Jones, Bill MacCormick, Dave Mattacks, Paul Rudolph and Rod Melvin.