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Rolling Stone DECEMBER 6, 2017 - by Doug Wallen
TOM ROGERSON WITH BRIAN ENO: FINDING SHORE
The ambient master reacts to improvised piano.
English improvisational pianist Tom Rogerson has scored a dream collaborator in Brian Eno, whose contribution here is manipulating the spectral-sounding midi signals generated by an obscure bit of piano-based gear. Spanning the soothing and discordant, the results hew closer to ambient and classical than to Rogerson's past ventures in jazz and post-rock. Some tracks hang back at a glacial pace, evoking Eno's other ambient-minded duo albums. Yet there's plenty of variety, including the John Carpenter-esque suspense of Chain Home. Though slightly disjointed, this remains an illuminating experiment.