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Discreet Music – Brian Eno

Brian Eno Discreet Music

Discreet Music

(1975), 5/10
A month after Another Green World was recorded, Eno went back into the studio to create a full scale album in the ambient areas that his previous album hinted at. While Another Green World is still within the realms of pop, Discreet Music is altogether outside these boundaries, a conceptual piece which is designed to function as background music. In the liner notes, Eno describes himself as taking a passive role as a planner rather than as a performer, relying on technology and chance to provide the details of the piece.

The first side, one half hour track, is made up of two extremely simple complementary synthesiser loops, played simultaneously against each other. The second side consists of simple variations on Pachelbel’s Canon, with members of the orchestra playing small repeating themes which overlay against each other in random ways.

It’s difficult to assign a rating to Discreet Music; it does function effectively as background music and is conceptually interesting, but it hardly inspires me to want to hear Eno’s other ambient works.

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