Brian Eno   Discreet Music
3.9
excellent
Release Date: 1975
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4.0 excellentAlabaster Jones | April 5th 16

Many people often cite Music For Airports as the true beginning of Brian Eno's ambient escapades, but that's simply not true when this album exists. David Bowie himself said that Discreet Music was the album that made him want to work with Brian Eno, a collaboration which would eventually lead to the revered Berlin Trilogy. The dominant piece here, which is the title-track/opener, is a full realization of the ambient experimentation that Eno toyed with on albums like Another Green World, and plays out more akin to something off of his collaborations with Robert Fripp than his previous solo output. The other tracks are all classical variations of Johann Pachelbel's impeccable "Canon In D Major", and though most of their goodness comes from the merit of the original song, they're all quaint and lovely interpretations that fit the atmosphere of the album very well and almost act as practice for his own compositions in the future. A fine work of ambient classical, Discreet Music marked a glorious evolution for one one of the most forward-thinking minds in music.

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5.0 classicSlowlyFallingAwake | December 13th 12

The name says it all: Discreet Music is meant to be played in the background in order to reach full potential. Silence is deftly wielded as supplementary instrumentation. There's a constant repetitive tone in the background, overshadowed by soft, melodic touches that blend together into a colourful, warm ambience.

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4.0 excellentscissorlocked | March 11th 11

What we have here is the first glimpse of Eno's ambient vision. The homonymous song is a smooth piece that foretells the beginning of an era.

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