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"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
Classic Pop FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015 - by Ian Peel
BRIAN ENO: NERVE NET
The first in a series of four long overdue reissues of Eno's '90s material. Sonically speaking, it's the natural follow-up to U2's Achtung Baby, taking the Berlin industrial funk to its logical conclusion on the singles Ali Click and Fractal Zoom. The bonus content on this and its companion albums is an Enooligists dream: Nerve Net adds the previously unreleased (though much-hyped) follow-up album My Squelchy Life; 1992's My Squelchy Life is expanded with an hour's-worth of unreleased material; 1993's Neroli adds a beautiful hour-long ambient piece called New Space Music; and 1997's The Drop adds nine extra tracks and brings things back to the machined textures of Nerve Net. The only missing piece is Spinner with Jah Wobble.