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Brian Eno - Music For Films LP (180g)

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"Arguably the most quietly influential of all his works," according to the BBC, this conceptual 1976 Brian Eno record was intended as a soundtrack for imaginary films, with excerpts later featuring in movies by directors including John Woo and Derek Jarman. The album is a loose compilation of material, composed of short tracks ranging from one-and-a-half minutes to just over four, making it the antithesis of the long, ambient pieces he later became known for. The compositional styles and equipment used also carried over onto Eno's work on David Bowie's 1977 classic Low. Unlike Eno's later ambient works, Music for Films utilizes a broader sonic palette, with his studio exercises being supplemented by instrumentation from Rhett Davies, John Cale, Phil Collins, Robert Fripp, Fred Frith, Percy Jones, Bill MacCormick, Dave Mattacks, Paul Rudolph and Rod Melvin.

  1. M386
  2. Aragon
  3. From The Same Hill
  4. Inland Sea
  5. Two Rapid Formations
  6. Slow Water
  7. Sparrowfall (1)
  8. Sparrowfall (2)
  9. Sparrowfall (3)
  10. Quartz
  11. Events In Dense Fog
  12. There Is Nobody
  13. A Measured Room
  14. Patrolling Wire Borders
  15. Task Force
  16. Alternative 3
  17. Strange Light
  18. Final Sunset

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