Brian Eno is MORE DARK THAN SHARK
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Mojo JANUARY 2021 - by David Sheppard

BRIAN ENO: FILM MUSIC 1976-2020

Comprehensive trawl through the ambient one's cine music highlights

Brian Eno's music has long suggested the visual - he began as a painter and his ambient work is often expressive of glimpseable space. Unlike 1978's Music For Films, which included pieces for imaginary as well as existing movies, Film Music 1976-2020 corrals seventeen genuine soundtrack essays, composed for some stellar auteurs including Michelangelo Antonioni (Beyond The Clouds), Derek Jarman (Sebastiane) and David Lynch (Dune). Eno's facility for melody and ion-stimulating atmosphere are common denominator's, whether it's the electronic music-box theme from Top Boy, the neoclassical synth clouds of Decline And Fall, from Henrique Goldman's O Nome Da Morte, or the space-country glide Deep Blue Day (famously used in Trainspotting's lavatorial fantasy scene). An airy cover of William Bell's You Don't Miss Your Water (from Married To The Mob), meanwhile, serves to remind of Eno's gloriously empyrean singing voice.


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