Brian Eno Teases Ambient Release
Brian Eno will release his 25th solo album, Lux, on November 12 – but its contents remain shrouded in mystery.
Warp Records say the 75-minute work is divided into twelve parts and is a continuation of the themes and textures of his Ambient series, which began with 1978 release Music For Airports.
Eno himself says he views Lux as a sequel to the ideas expressed in his Music for Thinking work, which includes Discreet Music from 1975 and Neroli from 1993. He adds: “It evolved from a work currently housed in the great gallery of the Palace of Verania in Turin, Italy.”
The tracks are simply named Lux 1, Lux 2, Lux 3 and Lux 4. Subtitled The Play of Light, It’s his first solo release since 2005′s Another Day on Earth, and will be available in CD, vinyl and download formats.
Meanwhile, Eno’s colleague Michael Nyman will play a concert at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on December 12 – before he quits England for Mexico City.
The 68-year-old composer tells the Telegraph: “I actually find my part of Mexico City is safer. than Upper Street. You see more flowers left by lamp posts as memorials that you do in Mexico City.
“Knife crime is extremely worrying. I tell Mexicans that there’s not a lot worse than being on top of a bus at night when a bunch of yobs are throwing peanuts.
“I know there’s a huge amount of drug violence in Mexico itself, but at the moment it’s not in the city.”