Sunday, September 25, 2016

Brian Eno - The True Wheel

This is a cut from the album "Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy." It's a great example of Brian Eno's incredible work in the 1970s.

It starts off sounding almost like a pop song. It's pretty normal until about 2:15. After that the ground starts to shift and things start to shudder. By 3:08 things have started to fall off of shelves. At 3:55 the whole "pop" song becomes airborne. Those staccato drums remind me of my old Honda Nova Dash. Like the Dash, they sound like a steel drum band attending the wake of an exploding fireworks factory.

This album was completely remarkable in its day, and it remains completely remarkable to this very day.

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