Brian Eno Releases 21-Minute Ambient Track From Upcoming Album [Listen]

first_imgBrian Eno has released the first track to his upcoming album, The Ship. The 21-minute title track features Eno in his typical state of sound exploration, creating a hauntingly ambient landscape.The electronic pioneer explained the song: “The Ship started as an Ambient work intended for a multi channel sound installation in Stockholm, but during the making of it I discovered that I could now sing a low C – which happens to be the root note of the piece. Getting older does have a few fringe benefits after all. From that point the work turned into an unusual kind of song…a type I’ve never made before where the vocal floats free, untethered to a rhythmic grid of any kind.”He continues, “On a musical level, I wanted to make a record of songs that didn’t rely on the normal underpinnings of rhythmic structure and chord progressions but which allowed voices to exist in their own space and time, like events in a landscape. I wanted to place sonic events in a free, open space.”The album, which also features a cover of the Velvet Underground‘s “I’m Set Free” is available for pre-order at Eno’s website, which you can check out here. The Ship will be available via Warp on April 29th.[via Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Plays Through The News Of Kofi Burbridge’s Passing With Live Debut Of New Record [Audio/Video]

first_imgTedeschi Trucks Band played their first of two nights at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC on Friday night. About an hour before the show, the band learned that their forever keyboardist/flutist Kofi Burbridge passed away. Kofi had been on medical leave this year following recurring heart complications, and renowned keyboardist Gabe Dixon has been touring in 2019 in his place.Rest In Peace, Kofi BurbridgeIt’s been an insanely rough couple of years for Tedeschi Trucks Band, and yesterday marked their triumphant comeback with the release of SIGNS, marking their first record since 2016’s Let Me Get By. The extended period of time between albums was a result of the major losses experienced by the band over the last several years. During the recording process, the group lost several of their mentors: Leon Russell, Col. Bruce Hampton, and Derek Trucks’ uncle and original Allman Brothers Band drummer, Butch Trucks, followed by Gregg Allman later that year.As the band noted in a press release, “Signs confronts loss, heartbreak, and politically troubled times with a credence and conviction that puts the group’s undying world-class musicianship and collaborative spirit on full display. It’s a genre-defying collection that runs the gamut from uplifting soulful anthems to bittersweet ballads and driving rock and roll.”To celebrate the new record’s release, the band performed the entire album live for the first time ever, with the exception of the emotional closing track, “The Ending”, about Col. Bruce Hampton‘s mysterious death (listen immediately if you haven’t already). Following the 10-song surprise, the band continued with original favorites “Don’t Know What It Means”, “Bound For Glory”, “Midnight In Harlem”, “Part Of Me”, and “The Storm”. For the encore, they returned for the only covers of the night, Little Milton‘s “More and More” and Joe Cocker‘s “Space Captain”.In the video below, you can see the band members console one another with their instruments during the parts of “Space Captain” when Kofi would traditionally take his solos. An emotional evening, indeed.“Space Captain”[Video: Vinny Allen]You can also listen to the full show below, courtesy of vwmule.[Audio: vwmule]Tedeschi Trucks Band returns to the stage tonight before heading on to Hershey Theatre in Hershey, PA. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Warner Theatre | Washington, DC | 2/15/19Signs, High Times, I’m Gonna Be There, When Will I Begin, Walk Through This Life, Strengthen What Remains, Still Your Mind, Hard Case, Shame, All The World, They Don’t Shine, Don’t Know What It Means, Bound For Glory, Midnight In Harlem, Part Of Me, The StormE: More and More, Space Captainlast_img read more

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