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Ambient 1 - Music For Airports (180g) Vinyl LP

VirginSKU lp-10059

"as ignorable as it is interesting"
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Influential ambient masterpiece from Brian Eno reissued. Originally released in 1978, Music For Airports would be the inaugural installment in Eno's four part Ambient series. The album comprises of four long form pieces crafted from layered tape loops, designed to defuse tension at an airport terminal and "induce calm and a space to think." Eno was inspired to create the album after being peeved by the uninspired sound atmosphere at the Cologne Bonn airport in the mid-70's. This revelation prompted him to ultimately create a series of albums to "accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is interesting." With compositional help from Robert Wyatt (of Soft Machine), engineer Conny Plank, and producer Rhett Davies, Eno was able to achieve his goal via phasing several tape loops of different lengths. This 2018 reissue features the 2004 remastered tracks and comes pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl.

  • 180 gram vinyl pressing
  • remastered sound
  • printed insert
  • lacquer cut at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell
  • music label: Virgin 2018
reviewed by lakitu 11/2018
UPC: 602567750543


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