MORE DARK THAN SHARK - FEATURE
"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
DRUMS BETWEEN THE BELLS
Brian Eno first came across the work of Rick Holland in the late '90s during the Map-Making project - a series of collaborative works between students of the Royal College, the Guildhall School of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, the National Youth Orchestra and the English National Ballet, among others.
In 2003, Brian Eno and Rick Holland made their first music together (although the resulting work does not appear on this album). In the intervening time since that initial session they have met infrequently to work on new compositions.
In early 2011, following the release of Small Craft On A Milk Sea, the pair resolved to finish the project. The result is Brian Eno's latest album, Drums Between The Bells, which will be released on July 4, 2011 in a variety of formats:
• 12" Vinyl Double LP
• Hardback 2CD Edition - presented in a slip-case including a forty-four page book and a second disc with instrumental versions of tracks from the album
• digital download - included with all formats or available separately
Tracks Bless This Space / Glitch / Dreambirds / Pour It Out / Seedpods / The Real / The Airman / Fierce Aisles Of Light / As If Your Eyes Were Partly Closed As If You Honed The Swirl Within Them And Offered Me... The World / A Title / Sounds Alien / Dow / Multimedia / Cloud 4 / Breath Of Crows
"Recently I was in São Paulo, the most city-ish city in the Western world. I took lots of pictures of the forest, and then, back in London, started playing with the images in Photoshop. As I was playing I was listening to this album (in shuffle mode, highly recommended) and I realised I was crafting the images and the colours to match up with what I was hearing." - Brian Eno
Original imagery by Brian Eno / Design by Nick Robertson
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