Sing Along To Songs You Don't Know (Vinyl)
Sometimes the music sounds naively utopic, but always manages to stay effortless and pure. Rich and layered as usual, the songs are brimming with organic but unusual sounds, this time most of the songs revolve around a lightly prepared piano, hammered dulcimer, a string quartet, marimbas, guitars, ukuleles, an Estonian mixed choir and a singing parakeet.
LUX is Brian Eno's first solo album on Warp Records and his first solo album since 2005's Another Day On Earth. It finds him expanding upon the types of themes and sonic textures that were present on such classic albums as Music For Films, Music For Airports and Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. Eno sees it as a continuation of his 'Music for Thinking' project that includes Discreet Music (1975) and Neroli (1993). LUX is one of Eno's most ambitious works to date; it is a 75-minute composition in twelve sections that evolved from a work currently housed in the Great Gallery of the Palace of Venaria in Turin, Italy. The album is Eno's third for Warp, following Small Craft on a Milk Sea (with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams) and Drums Between The Bells (with Rick Holland).