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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