MORE DARK THAN SHARK - FEATURE
"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
2014 BRIAN ENO REISSUES
On December 1, 2014, four of Brian Eno's albums dating from the '90s - Nerve Net (1992), The Shutov Assembly (1992), Neroli (1993), and The Drop (1997) - were reissued in deluxe packaging, each including new liner notes, photos and a second disc of previously unreleased/unavailable material.
• Nerve Net's extra CD is My Squelchy Life, an album originally scheduled to go public in 1991 but then cancelled (some of its tracks subsequently made it onto Nerve Net and Another Day On Earth).
• The Shutov Assembly comes with seven recordings dating from the same period as the sessions for the album.
• Neroli now includes New Space Music, an hour-long piece of ambient drone music.
• The Drop has added tracks previously available only on 77 Million, a CD sold exclusively at Eno's 2006 Japanese exhibition of 77 Million Paintings.
NERVE NET Fractal Zoom / Wire Shock / What Actually Happened / Pierre In Mist / My Squelchy Life / Juju Space Jazz / The Roil, the Choke / Ali Click / Distributed Being / Web / Web (Lascaux Mix) / Decentre
MY SQUELCHY LIFE I Fall Up / The Harness / My Squelchy Life / Tutti Forgetti / Stiff / Some Words / Juju Space Jazz / Under / Everbody's Mother / Little Apricot / Over
THE SHUTOV ASSEMBLY Triennale / Alhondiga / Margraph / Lanzarote / Francisco / Riverside / Innocenti / Stefelijk / Ikebukuro / Cavallino
THE SHUTOV ASSEMBLY BONUS MATERIAL Eastern Cities / Empty Platform / Big Slow Arabs / Storm / Rendition / Prague / Alhondiga Variation
NEROLI (THINKING MUSIC PART IV) Neroli
NEW SPACE MUSIC New Space Music
THE DROP Slip, Dip / But If / Belgian Drop / Cornered / Block Drop / Out/Out / Swanky / Coasters / Blissed / M.C. Organ / Boomcubist / Hazard / Rayonism / Dutch Blur / Back Clack / Dear World / Iced World
THE DROP BONUS MATERIAL Never Stomp / Systems Piano / Bonk 12 / Luxor Night Car / Targa Summer / Cold / Little Slicer / Surf Birds / Targa
Selected Reviews: BRIAN ENO: NERVE NET / MY SQUELCHY LIFE by Tony Clayton-Lea, The Irish Times DECEMBER 2014 • BRIAN ENO: NERVE NET / THE SHUTOV ASSEMBLY / NEROLI / THE DROP by Douglas Wolk, Pitchfork DECEMBER 2014 • BRIAN ENO: NERVE NET / THE SHUTOV ASSEMBLY / NEROLI / THE DROP REISSUES by Hans Rollman, PopMatters DECEMBER 2014 • BRIAN ENO: NERVE NET / NEROLI / THE SHUTOV ASSEMBLY / THE DROP by Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times DECEMBER 2014 • BRIAN ENO: NERVE NET / THE SHUTOV ASSEMBLY / NEROLI / THE DROP (REISSUES) by Nick Hutchings, The Quietus DECEMBER 2014
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