29 Jan Brian Eno’s releasing a new album with his brother, Roger Eno
For the first time, ambient composer Brian Eno‘s releasing a joint album with his brother, Roger Eno.
Titled Mixing Colours, it’s set to be released on March 20 through classical label Deustche Grammophon. The first single off the album, ‘Celeste’, can be streamed below.
This is the first time Brian and Roger Eno will release an album equally credited to both artists.
While Brian Eno has been publicly renowned for his innovative works in the ambient genre for decades, Roger Eno has worked on his own solo projects since the 1980s. His list of esteemed collaborators include Jon Hassell, Laraaji, Harold Budd, Kate St. John, Peter Hammill, amongst others.
The pair of brothers first collaborated on the 1983 album Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks, which was promoted solely under Brian’s name. On Mixing Colours, it will feature brand-new material from the duo, worked on for several years prior to its release this March.
“These pieces are very Impressionistic and very much to do with sonic quality, sonic colour,” says Brian Eno on the label’s website.
The album promises to be a continuation of explorations in ambient music by both Brian and Roger Eno.
“The idea for a full album emerged as the number of pieces kept increasing and the results kept being interesting,” Roger Eno tells uDiscover Music. “It’s something that neither of us could have arrived at alone.”
The packaged artwork for Mixing Colours will feature abstract paintings by artist Dom Theobald.
Pre-order Mixing Colours on vinyl here.
- Spring Frost
- Burnt Umber
- Dark Sienna
- Rose Quartz
- Desert Sand
- Deep Saffron
- Cerulean Blue
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