METROPOLE ORKEST by BRIAN ENO Compact Disc UNCD030

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released on 5th december 2020

METROPOLE ORKEST
by BRIAN ENO
Compact Disc

 

UNCD030


 

Label: UNICORN

EXTRAORDINARY LIVE ORCHESTRAL RENDITION OF THE SHUTOV ASSEMBLY 

The Shutov Assembly, the thirteenth solo studio album by Brian Eno, was released on 10 November 1992 on Warner Records. One of Eno's ambient albums, it was reissued in 2014 with a second disc of bonus tracks. The recording was dedicated to Russian artist Sergei Shutov, and was created as an assembly of tracks for him, as he had mentioned to Eno the difficulty he had of getting Eno's music in the then-communist Russia. • Talking to Mojo magazine in 1998, Eno explained that The Shutov Assembly tracks "were originally proposals for orchestral pieces; what I wanted to do was make them, using my normal tricks and devices, and then present them to an orchestra and ask them to try and copy them accurately - so if this sound goes "dnnngeeeee", you might need to have a damped tubular bell and a violin player working together to make that one sound. I thought it would be an interesting way to use an orchestra, to force it to use its instruments in a different way". • The Netherlands based Metropole Orkest teamed up with Eno and played two performances of the music in June 1999 at the Holland Festival, which ran from 5 to 26 June in Amsterdam. The first of these was broadcast live on Dutch radio, and it is this recording which now features on this new CD. • Performing the entire Shutov Assembly LP live, the ensemble played Another Green World, the title track from Eno’s third album from 1975, as an encore. With the music differing hugely from the original LP(s), on which Brian played all instruments himself, this extraordinary live rendition with full orchestra is a transfiguration of biblical dimensions.


1 Lanzarote  8:28
2 Saint Tom  4:57
3 Cavallino  3:18
4 Final Sunset  4:36
5 Markgraph  5:12
6 An Ending  4:43
7 Ikebukuro  16:07
8 Triennale  4:04
9 Alhondiga  3:41
10 Iced World  10:10
11 Another Green World  1:58