Brian Eno releases 21-minute ambient title track from forthcoming EP ‘The Ship’
Electronic music pioneer Brian Eno has unveiled the title track from his forthcoming EP The Ship, out April 29 on Warp. The quivering, atmospheric track is inspired by the Titanic and haunts similarly.
“The Ship” draws from ambient, avant-garde, musique concrete, found object, and drone — all once radically experimental genres that Eno helped define. The track also features a rare vocal appearance by the artist, his first since 2005.
Of the largely conceptual work, Eno stated:
“The piece started as an Ambient work intended for a multichannel sound installation in Stockholm, but during the making of it I discovered that I could now sing a low C – which happens to be the root note of the piece. Getting older does have a few fringe benefits after all. From that point the work turned into an unusual kind of song … a type I’ve never made before where the vocal floats free, untethered to a rhythmic grid of any kind.”
The Ship will also contain a triptych suite entitled “Fickle Sun” and a cover of the Velvet Underground’s “I’m Set Free.” Eno’s vision of the record required freedom from the usual “underpinnings of rhythmic structure” and instead called for vocals that float openly in space. The highly anticipated project is available for pre-sale now at Eno’s website.
Via: Rolling Stone