The second in Brian Eno’s ambient series (hey, the clue is in the title!) this owes as much or more to Harold Budd’s work (the clue is in the order of the musicians). Eno had produced Budd and the pair decided to collaborate, so it’s – ostensibly – Budd that you are “hearing” with Eno tracing around the sound, offering his treatments or setting up the sound-world. If that all sounds a bit much then it’s best just to sit back and listen to it – something I do, often. This album is a beauty, one of my favourites from Eno (and Budd). I do still think of it as an Eno album – because that’s how it came to my attention. But that’s changing, this album has made me check out more from Budd (a great new album recently available; loads of great material actually). This has become my most played Eno album lately; my go-to – well, I alternate between this and this. Beaut.
Sample Track: First Light
The Vinyl Countdown is a document of every LP I listen to, brand new discoveries and old-old favourites; extremely pre-loved, previously abandoned or with the shrink-wrap having just been removed it’s all here at The Vinyl Countdown