Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Current Obsession: Discreet Music by Brian Eno

Discreet Music is an ambient, four track gem from 1975 by Brian Eno. Opening with a nearly 30 minute, extremely quiet, synth piled upon synth opener, the album lays claim as being one of the earliest examples of ambient music mastery. But it is the following, classical pieces which explore the basic structure of ultra-famous Canon In D that drive this album into the stratosphere. Tracks 2-4 are some of the most soaring, moving, instrumental works you are likely to ever hear.

While it may not be the most accessable music, Discreet Music certainly is emotive, and will drive you to aural locations you most likely will never explore again.

Moving stuff - give it a try for something totally different from the everyday, run of the mill.