Panic Of Looking out now & Eno on The Colbert Report
Panic Of Looking, the new EP & counterpart to the Drums Between The Bells album, is out this week.
Order ‘Panic Of Looking’ – Bleep / Enoshop
Order ‘Drums Between The Bells’ – Bleep / Enoshop
Order ‘Small Craft On A Milk Sea’ – Bleep / Enoshop
(Double vinyl now available due to Vinyl Edition stock being lost in Warp’s warehouse fire during the London riots)
Corresponding with the release Brian Eno will guest on US TV show The Colbert Report this Thursday.
The Colbert Report is hosted by the satirist and politically minded improv comic Stephen Colbert, a former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Those in North America can tune in November 10th – 11:30PM EST / 10:30PM CT
You can also now view Rick Holland’s words for the Panic of Looking EP over at the Re:view blog
“[Panic Of Looking] draws out the tonality of speech via placid melodic counterpoint and euphoric backing vocals, recalling the joyous world-pop of an Eno/Byrne collaboration” – Pitchfork
“Eno composes eerie space music to Holland’s spoken word expositions … [The title track] is one of the more haunting tunes of the EP” – MTV
Advance release at Moogfest 2011 to celebrate ’77 million paintings’ & ‘illustrated talk’ at the festival
- NEW EP ‘PANIC OF LOOKING’ – EXCLUSIVE ADVANCE RELEASE AT MOOGFEST 2011
- TO CELEBRATE ENO’S ’77 MILLION PAINTINGS’ INSTALLATION AND ‘ILLUSTRATED TALK’ AT THE FESTIVAL (OCT 28-30)
- GLOBAL EP RELEASE DATE NOVEMBER 7 / 8
The Role Of Technology In Music
Last week Brian Eno launched a new exhibition at the Science Museum with a talk about the role of technology in music. The Telegraph newspaper have reproduced the talk, which you can read online now at their website
Oramics to Electronica runs until 1st December 2011 at London’s Science museum, with focus on the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and the work of Dorothy Oram.
“The story of Electronic Music, from the sound experiments of the 1950s through the digital revolution to today, is one of invention and innovation. Developed with a team of electronic musicians, our exhibition charts this history with examples of music making technology spanning more than 50 years.”
Brian Eno on Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman
Brian Eno featured on BBC Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman – Wednesday, 5th October.
Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs programme, noted for its in-depth analysis and often robust cross-examination of senior politicians.
Music used for Stop The War Coalition video – “What is the true cost of the war in Afghanistan?”
Below is a short film produced by the Stop The War Coalition. Narrated by Tony Benn and with music taken from Eno’s Small Craft On A Milk Sea, the film adds compelling support to the Antiwar Mass Assembly that will take place in Trafalgar Square on Saturday October the 8th.
Antiwar Mass Assembly in Trafalgar Square, London – Saturday 8 October
New EP – Panic of Looking – out 7th/8th November
From the recordings that produced Drums Between the Bells – the collaboration between Brian Eno and poet Rick Holland – comes an all new EP titled Panic Of Looking.
Stream the title track below.
Brian Eno and the words of Rick Holland – Panic Of Looking
WAP322 – CD, vinyl & download. Released 7th/8th November 2011
1. in the future
2. not a story
3. panic of looking
4. if these footsteps
5. watch a single swallow in a thermal sky, and try to fit its motion, or figure why it flies
6. west bay
Original imagery by Brian Eno
Design by Nick Robertson
77 Million Paintings and Brian Eno at Moogfest
77 Million Paintings “Visual Music” Installation to open during Moogfest in Asheville, North Carolina. Eno to also present “Illustrated Talk” during the weekend.
Full information about ’77 Million Paintings’ at the Moogfest site
For tickets and more lineup information about Moogfest 2011 go to Moogfest.com
DBTB Jewelcase cover
The latest in the series of Drums Between The Bells sleeve images has been revealed (see image panel at the top)
CD Jewel Case copies of the album (arriving in stores over the next few weeks) will feature the new artwork by Brian Eno with design from Nick Robertson.
The DBTB artwork will continue to evolve over time, with each repress featuring a different sleeve from Eno’s series of images that were created specially for this project.
“It is, frankly, classic Eno.” BBC Music
“A fascinating, magnetic experiment in sound” Los Angeles Times
“Striking speaking voices … recite [Rick] Holland’s lines, which express cosmic wonderment and artistic ambition. Then Mr. Eno stretched and tweaked those recordings to bring out quirks in the speakers’ enunciation and tone, and, pushing the songs further into a realm of artificiality, added a glitchy electronic soundtrack.” New York Times
“Brian Eno’s second album for Warp Records is a gem. Words by poet Rick Holland are set against lush soundscapes and subtle, hazy melodies. Superb.” **** Big Issue