Berceuse Heroique, 2017
Berceuse Heroique has released a ton of strong music in the past three or so years and I’m always keeping an eye out for their stuff. It’s kind of weak that they usually release their music exclusively on wax and they leave the digital hoarders out to dry. Whatever.
Black Merlin just put out an intense piece of dark ambient that I’ll definitely listen during the next months. Four deep tracks on a single 12″ that certainly start to define one of my favourite genres. The title track made me anxious, though. He has also released a bunch of stuff before ranging from techno, deep house, disco(?), etc.
Warp Records, 2017
Brian Eno woke up on January 1st, grabbed some tea, opened up his computer and checked the sales of his new album. “In Stock”, everywhere. Probably not the best idea to release a 54-minute long track across 2 LP. You have to stand up and flip/change the thing.
After releasing «The Ship» last April, Brian Eno opened up the year with «Reflection», a long and endless track with a lot to listen but less to offer. Reflection is a single piece of ambient music based on synthpads, jingles and reverb. A deep repetitive track full of the introspection and nostalgia of starting a new year. It’s nothing new or groundbreaking but it’s honest and fulfills its purpose.
Eno’s new production is overwhelming at times but not boring as a final product. The reflective nature of his new record worked well for a January 1st release. Reminiscence. I listened to this record in Mexico City waiting for a very delayed flight that ultimately brought me home.