- Audio CD (5 Jan. 1987)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Eg
- ASIN: B000025JRR
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,450 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Ambient 1: Music for Airports
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This complex sound sculpture was created by Brian Eno in 1978 and was even installed for a while at the Marine Terminal of New York at LaGuardia Airport. The ambient-minimalist soundscape has been alternately described as background Muzak, a profoundly artificial musical milieu, and a groundbreaking studio creation. Eno designed Music for Airports from a few simple notes and the serial organisation of variable tape loops that didn't quite match up. It's a groundbreaking elaboration on the aural/spatial dimension that utilises silence, piano, synthesizer, female voices, and, most importantly, the technology of the studio. A true metaclassic, the "music" is divided into four distinct movements. This record is the first of Eno's ambient series and is undoubtedly the best. --Mitch Myers
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Like some of the reviewers here, I am used to music being in the foreground. I used to think "if it's not interesting enough to hold my attention, it's not worth having". Music For Airports changed that view. Truly ambient music serves a different purpose.
It neither wants nor needs your full attention, and if you give your full attention you will be bored and disappointed. If, on the other hand, you put it on and forget about it, you will notice it occasionally and, just maybe, you will fall in love with its beauty and simplicity without ever knowing why. You might even have to fall asleep to appreciate it, but perhaps that's right too. It's music for the unconscious mind, and it remains one of the best, most timeless examples of the genre.
This album is a perpetual favorite, one of the New Age genre classics. Divided into 4 sections ("1/1," "2/1," "1/2," and "2/2"), it soothes the listener with repetitive piano and synthesizer motifs, and adds the color of chimes and vocals. This is the "ambient" music style, something to play while you need to concentrate, perhaps, or to relax or go to sleep by. I can also recommend the newer "Glitters is Gold" which also has non-linear music of this type.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Now That's What I Call Nearly Tedious. Not as good as I'd expected.Published 5 months ago by steviepoos
CD came within time expectations, however Track 1 on the CD does not play. As there are only 4 tracks on this CD this is disappointing.Published 7 months ago by Mr Ian Pendleton
Nostalgic album giving a true sense of departure in the most beautiful way ever.Why listening to some commercial music with no value in airports? Read morePublished 12 months ago by behi987