Brian Eno today unveils the brand-new collection of rare and previously unreleased tracks, titled Music For Installations. The impressive box set arrives in both standard and deluxe formats on May 4. All of the material was recorded by Eno for use in his installations covering the period from 1986 until the present (and beyond). Over this time he has emerged as the leading exponent of generative music worldwide and is recognised as one of the foremost audio-visual installation artists of his time.
Designed by Eno and long-time collaborator Nick Robertson, the beautifully designed bound standard 6 CD box set comes with a 64-page booklet featuring rare and unseen exhibition photographs and a new essay written by Eno. Fans can pre-order the collection online now, in both standard and deluxe formats as detailed below:
6 CD super deluxe limited edition numbered box set, including 64-page Plexiglass cover book and download card
6 CD standard edition box set with 64-page book
9 LP super deluxe edition vinyl box set with 64-page book, plus download card
Musician, producer, visual artist, thinker and activist Eno first came to international prominence in the early ’70s as a founding member of Roxy Music, and immediately followed with a series of critically-praised and influential solo albums. His visionary production includes albums with David Bowie, Talking Heads, Devo, Laurie Anderson and Coldplay, whilst his long list of collaborations includes recordings with John Cale, David Byrne, Grace Jones and James Blake.
Less widely discussed although equally notable and arguably even more prolific are his visual experiments with light and video. These are the fertile ground from which so much of his other work has grown, they cover an even longer span of time than his recordings, and have in recent decades paralleled his musical output.
These highly-acclaimed works have been exhibited all over the globe – from the Venice Biennale and the Marble Palace in St. Petersburg to Beijing’s Ritan Park and the sails of the Sydney Opera House.
Music For Installations – Tracklisting (6CD Standard Version):
DISC ONE: Music From Installations
The Ritan Bells
Five Light Paintings
DISC TWO: 77 Million Paintings
77 Million Paintings
DISC THREE: Lightness – Music For The Marble Palace
DISC FOUR: I Dormienti / Kite Stories
DISC FIVE: Making Space
Flora and Fauna / Gleise 581d
All The Stars Were Out
Hopeful Timean Intersect
World Without Wind
Delightful Universe (seen from above)
DISC SIX: Music For Future Installations
Sour Evening (Complex Heaven 3)
Surbahar Sleeping Music