Brian Eno Discreet Music Half-Speed Mastered 180g 45rpm 2LP
Deluxe 180g 45rpm Double LP!
Half-Speed Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios!
Eno's pioneering Ambient album from 1975 has been Half Speed Mastered by
Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London and is now presented in a gatefold
sleeve on 2 180 gram discs which have been cut at 45rpm for a superior listening
experience. Complete with an Obi and Abbey Road Certificate of Authenticity and
contains a Download Voucher.
While his earlier work with Robert Fripp on No Pussyfooting and several
selections from his own Another Green World feature similar ideas, Discreet
Music marked a clear step toward the ambient aesthetic Eno would later codify
with 1978's Ambient 1: Music for Airports. The inspiration for this album began
when Eno was hospitalized after an accident. Whilst bed-ridden and listening to
a record of eighteenth-century harp music, the volume was too low and he
couldn't reach to turn it up. It was raining outside, and Eno recounts he began
listening to the rain and to "these odd notes of the harp, that were just
loud enough to be heard above the rain. This presented what was for me a new way
of hearing music – as part of the ambience of the environment, just as the
colour of the light and the sound of the rain were parts of that ambience",
The A-side of the album is a thirty-minute piece titled "Discreet Music", which
Pitchfork called "one of the greatest single ambient pieces that Eno has
produced". It was made using two overlapped tape loops of melodic
synthesizer phrases of different lengths. This technique became known as
'Frippertronics'; one of Eno's early forays into algorithmic, generative
composition – exploring multiple ways to create music with limited planning or
intervention. The second half of the album, titled "Three Variations on the
Canon in D Major by Johann Pachelbel" features the Cockpit Ensemble, playing
brief excerpts from the score, which were repeated several times, with the tempo
and other elements gradually altered – the end result of which "forced the
listener to switch fundamental modes of hearing", Pitchfork proclaimed.
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Half-Speed Mastered by Miles Showell
• Mastered at Abbey Road Studios
• Gatefold jacket with obi strip
• Includes Abbey Road Certificate of Authenticity
• Limited time download voucher
• Made in Great Britain
1. "Discreet Music" (Part 1)
1. "Discreet Music" (Part 2)
Three Variations On The Canon In D Major By Johann Pachelbel
1. (i) "Fullness Of Wind"
1. (ii) "French Catalogues"
2. (iii) "Brutal Ardour"