Brian Eno Unveils Short Film Decline And Fall Ahead Of ‘Film Music 1976

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Brian Eno has shared a short film for Decline And Fall.

The striking, cinematic clip arrives in support of ‘Film Music 1976 – 2020’, a collection of new and old arrangements Eno wrote for the big screen, including music from films such as Trainspotting, Jubilee, and David Lynch’s Dune, as well documentary work.

“An unforeseen, greedy and merciless force disrupts the divine stream of life. The same force drives the hitman, who stealthily steps out of the shadows to kill for money. As rain and fire, fiction and science, birth and death, nature and civilisation, art, love and greed continually juxtapose each other, we become aware of the delicate natural balance that is being severely disrupted by our civilisation.”

‘Film Music 1976 – 2020’ will arrive digitally worldwide this Friday (November 13), with a UK physical release set for the same day and due to follow in the US on January 22.

Last year Brian Eno has released a political song, “Everything’s On The Up With The Tories,” ahead of Thursday’s UK general election.

 

It’s an upbeat jingle that sardonically addresses issues facing the country, including the privatisation of the NHS, unemployment, “Brexit purgatory” and classism. The Tories are currently polling above Labour in the final days leading up to Thursday’s vote.

Earlier this year, Eno released an expanded version of his 1983 ambient landmark, Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks.

Listen to “Everything’s On The Up With The Tories.”

Brian Eno’s new ambient album, Reflection, is out New Year’s Day via Warp. A four-minute excerpt of the LP premiered today on BBC Radio 6, as Spin points out. Check it out on Mary-Anne Hobbs’ page—hear the track at the 1:08:45 mark, or start a minute earlier to hear Hobbs read an Eno-penned preamble.

As reported, “generative” version of the album will be available on Apple TV and iOS, in which users can explore its different visual and sonic aspects. “It’s a lot like gardening,” Eno explained. “You plant the seeds and then you keep tending to them until you get a garden you like.”

Available on Apple TV and iOS, users will be able to explore different visual and sonic aspects of the album. Eno previously made a “generative film” to accompany his 2016 LP The Ship. Below, read statements from Eno and his collaborator Peter Chilvers about the generative editions of Reflection. Scroll down from screenshots from the generative iOS Reflection.

Read “The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time,” as well as our Sunday Review of Eno’s seminal 1975 album Another Green World.

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