Sunday A.M. Radio: Brian Eno's new album 'The Ship'

Legendary ambient musician and producer Brian Eno is set to release his latest album, “The Ship,” on April 29. The title track is an eerie minimalist 21-minute journey inspired by the sinking of the Titanic. Eno compares the sinking of the Titanic to the eventual fate of all man. It’s a dark subject, but in Eno’s hands it’s peaceful. Well, sort of.

Eno delivers the lyrics – which are an amalgamation of failed lyrics as well as computer generated material – in a low register and mixes in some ghostly vocal distortion. Recently, Eno explained his process in an interview with Rolling Stone.

The album ends with a cover of the Velvet Underground’s “I’m Set Free,” which Eno included to create a kind of warm mood shift after the dark ambient sounds.

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Mike Andrelczyk is a features editor for Fly Magazine. He is a graduate of Penn State University and currently lives with his wife Stacey in Strasburg. Interests include tennis, playing bad guitar, poetry (poems have appeared in Modern Haiku, The Inquisitive Eater and other journals) and oneirology – the study of dreams – mostly in the form of afternoon naps. His name appears in the title screen of Major League 2.

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