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very ambient laid back mood/soundscape music
on 3 January 2012
I think when Eno made the bits n pieces for this album, he was thinking more of those empty parts of certain artistic films that show short shots of landscapes and settings - establishment shots that just put you in the picture - these are normally fleeting and without any kind of musical accompaniment, and he took up the notion of making "sounds" that might accompany such trifling necessities. Cedrtainly not music for the kind of films featuring explosions, alien invasions, incomprehensible body counts or automobile chases. Nice stuff if you just want to chill for a bit, and the beauty of the shortness of the tracks is that if there's a dull one you don't like, it's over in a flash. But these are all very similar, composed along the lines of almost all of his ambient work - you know, the stuff he thinks he invented, but really just continued what others had done before him since time began, really only giving it a name - Ambient, New Age - so as to draw attention to his own partricular skill set.