Brian Eno Music for Installations box coming in May

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by onlyconnect, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. onlyconnect

    onlyconnect The prose and the passion Thread Starter

    Winchester, UK
    "‘Music For Installations’ is a collection of new, rare and previously unreleased music, all of which was recorded by Brian Eno for use in his installations covering the period from 1986 until the present (and beyond). Over this time, he has emerged as the leading exponent of “generative” music worldwide and is recognised as one of the foremost audio-visual installation artists of his time.

    Eno’s visual experiments with light and video have proved to be the fertile ground from which so much of his other work has grown and they cover an even longer span of time than his recordings, paralleling his musical output in recent decades. These highly-acclaimed works have been exhibited all over the globe - from the Venice Biennale and the Marble Palace in St. Petersburg to Beijing’s Ritan Park and the sails of the Sydney Opera House.

    Designed by Brian and long-time collaborator Nick Robertson, this beautifully bound, 6CD package comes with a 64-page booklet featuring rare and unseen exhibition photographs and a new essay written by Eno."

    Welcome to the official Brian Eno web store

    6CD set £54.99 or deluxe version £350

    Or vinyl £160
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  2. onlyconnect

    onlyconnect The prose and the passion Thread Starter

    Winchester, UK
    I am a fan but not sure about this, it's a high price for a lot of ambience. I did think The Ship was a beautiful package, but admit to not actually playing it often.

    It also seems a bit odd to say that this is all about the visuals when it is primarily an audio package.

    You could fit lots of ambience *and* visuals onto a single Blu-ray and maybe charge a lot less? Just a suggestion!

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  3. Raf

    Raf Forum Resident

    Toronto, Ontario
    Judging from the timings in the track list, "Kites II" and "Kites III" have switched places and titles.
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  4. Maurice

    Maurice Forum Resident

    North Yarmouth, ME
    Oooh, my finger is hovering over the pre-order button right now. The super-deluxe looks absolutely beautiful but it's too rich for my blood; the standard edition looks perfectly adequate. I already have Making Space, Kite Stories and I Dormienti though, which somewhat lessens the urge to pick this up (all three are great though.) I wish we knew if this was going to be an Enoshop exclusive or if this will be available through regular retailers at a discounted price too.
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  5. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    The deluxe version seems a tad pricey... maybe you could pay a little more and he could do an actual installation at your home.... ;)
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  6. Raf

    Raf Forum Resident

    Toronto, Ontario
    There was a "77 Million Paintings" MP3 that came with the CD-ROM. I guess the upcoming CD is simply a longer version.
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  7. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Forum Resident

    London, England
    From memory, wasn't there a generative non-repeating piece that Eno had programmed for the Millennium Dome that was supposed to play continuously for like 400 years? That'd need a helluva box set.

    Edit: no, got it wrong, it's by Jem Finer of The Pogues, and lasts 1,000 years.

    Longplayer - Wikipedia
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  8. Audioresearch

    Audioresearch Forum Resident

    Interesting I Will take The album home from My record shop in Hengelo when it's available And play It And when I like It I Will buy It.
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  9. AZRunner

    AZRunner Forum Resident

    Tampa, FL
    $35.98 for a 6 CD set on Amazon seems pretty reasonable to me. Pre-ordered.
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  10. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

    I preordered mine, too. But just the cheap CD set. So, there's only two discs of new material here? Still seems kind of expensive to make fans buy the whole set just for those. Hopefully I can sell off the old 'Kite Stories', 'Making Space', 'I Dormienti' and 'Lightness' CDs for somewhat decent amounts. Unless these are new versions and I need to keep 'em? Also: I wonder why 'Civic Recovery Centre' and 'Clock Of The Long Now' aren't included? Seems like either of those would fit the theme more than 'Making Space.'
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018
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  11. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Forum Resident

    Have I got this right? £350 for a 64 page book as an extra? Makes the Roxy Music super deluxe seem like bargain.
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  12. malco49

    malco49 Forum Resident

    hmmm i really like the ship. might have to look into the physical package as i have only listened via streaming
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  13. eatandoph

    eatandoph Well-Known Member

    Minneapolis, MN
    As far as I can tell the difference with the deluxe is the plexiglass cover; otherwise the book is the same for both CD versions.
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  14. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Great - then I could finally get those Pella Windows put in...! :righton:
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  15. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    Eno - "Music for Windows"..

    oh wait, he already did that... ;)

  16. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA.
    Great heads up, thanks. Pre-ordered mine from there as well.

    I have never heard any of this material, so it seems like a good buy to me.
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  17. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Pre-ordered from the US, since Amazon UK want TWICE as much.
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  18. agn

    agn Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    I did the same thing. $450 for the deluxe box is absurd.
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  19. Toddarino

    Toddarino Active Member

    I was considering the SD set until I re-read the listing. I thought that set came with the cds and the vinyl.
    That price seems very high.
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  20. uzn007

    uzn007 Forum Resident

    Yeah, that sounds cool. I saw two of his installations in the late 80s and loved them.
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  21. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    Should come in handy if I ever open my lo-flo Marble Palace to the public.
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  22. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Brilliant. :laugh:
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  23. Maurice

    Maurice Forum Resident

    North Yarmouth, ME
    A couple of summers ago I stumbled upon an installation of 77 Million Paintings at an art space near New York's Penn Station. Absolutely mesmerizing!
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  24. talkingh

    talkingh Well-Known Member

    wife just ordered me the vinyl for my birthday.....and that's why i love her
  25. I wonder if this will be on Spotify? The deluxe CD and LP sets look great but they are way too expensive for me. So its either the regular CD or streaming.
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