Lux Warp

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSICREVIEWS -

★★★ It’s time to go back to the air­port and do some strolling around. Like his sem­i­nal Mu­sic for Air­ports, Brian Eno’s new al­bum is about en­gag­ing the lis­tener with sub­tle, ten­der, gen­tle and lengthy pas­sages of sound. Over the course of four tracks and 75 min­utes, Eno cre­ates el­e­gant, ex­quis­ite, min­i­mal clus­ters of sound that pull off the neat trick of never quite de­mand­ing your full at­ten­tion, yet never just dis­ap­pear­ing into the back­ground ei­ther. Largely based on me­an­der­ing pi­ano mo­tifs, the oc­ca­sional spike of a trum­pet, gui­tar or glock­en­spiel pulls you back into the flow of the track and re­minds you that you’re not sim­ply lis­ten­ing to a sound in­stal­la­tion in a gallery (which was the orig­i­nal source for the al­bum). While Lux is slight rather than sub­stan­tial in a lot of places, it is, you could say, the very def­i­ni­tion of Eno-es­que. JIM CAR­ROLL

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