NOW PLAYING: Brian Eno, ‘Discreet Music’

The Artist/Album: Brian Eno, Discreet Music (EG, 1975)

A Short Review: As Baroque as we wanna be on a frostbitten Sunday night. Meaning: one side-long meditation on “furniture music” (the title track, which could pass as an infinitely looped Boards of Canada interlude), followed by three sweeping variations on the same Johann Pachelbel composition. Discreet Music is also an album of firsts–the first to stamp Brian Eno’s full name on its sleeve, and the first to feature purely ambient pieces. (Ambient 1: Music For Airports didn’t arrive for another three years.)

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