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Brian Eno / Music for Installations

Bespoke high-concept 6CD box • 9LP vinyl set • standard CD edition

This May, Universal Music will issue Music For Installations a Brian Eno super deluxe edition box set of “new, rare and previously unreleased music.”

This is a six-CD set and the music in question is from Eno’s audio-visual installations which have been exhibited all over the world and covers the period 1986 until the present day (“and beyond”!). Half of this music is previously unreleased with the other half only ever had a very limited “direct-to-consumer” release.

As is clear by the image above, this box is not your normal run-of-the-mill SDE and has been designed by Brian and long-time collaborator Nick Robertson. It’s a limited edition numbered super deluxe with a 64-page Plexiglas bound book featuring rare and unseen exhibition photos and a new essay written by Brian Eno. This is housed in an outer rigid 12″ x 10″ box.

This will come with a download card. For the very expensive price – see below – they really should have revealed how many are being produced, but this is undoubtedly a special item, and is perhaps comparable to some of those even more expensive Vinyl Factory limited box sets.

As an alternative to installing the highfalutin mega-set into your record collection, there is also a ‘standard’ 6CD version available around the £70 mark in the UK, although Eno fans may want to jump on the fantastic Amazon US pre-order price which is less than half that!  A 9LP vinyl version is also being released.

Music For Installations will be released on 4 May 2018.

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Music From Installations (previously unreleased):
‘Kazakhstan’
(Premiered at the Asif Khan-designed installation ‘We Are Energy’ in the UK Pavilion at Astana Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan)
‘The Ritan Bells’
(Premiered at an installation by Eno at Ritan Park in Beijing, China as part of the British Council’s ‘Sound in the City’ series, 2005)
‘Five Light Paintings’
(Premiered at an installation by Eno called ‘Pictures Of Venice’ at the Gallerie Cavallino, in Venice, Italy, 1985.)
‘Flower Bells’
(Premiered at an installation by Eno called ‘Light Music’ at the Castello Svevo in Bari, Italy, 2017)

77 Million Paintings: (previously unreleased):
‘77 Million Paintings’
(Premiered at the inaugural exhibition of ‘77 Million Paintings’ at La Foret Museum Tokyo, Japan, 2006)

Lightness – Music For The Marble Palace: (previously only available as a limited-run CD, via Enostore only):
‘Atmospheric Lightness’
‘Chamber Lightness’
(Premiered at the Eno installation ‘Lightness in the Marble Palace’ at The State Russian Museum in St Petersburg, Russia, 1997)

I Dormienti / Kite Stories: (previously only available as separate limited run CDs, via Enostore only):
‘I Dormienti’
(Premiered at an eponymous installation by the Italian sculptor Mimmo Paladino at The Undercroft of The Roundhouse in London, 1999)
‘Kites I’
‘Kites II’
‘Kites III’
(Premiered at an installation by Brian Eno at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland, 1999)

Making Space: (limited-run CD previously only available at Eno installations and on the Lumen website):
‘Needle Click’
‘Light Legs’
‘Flora and Fauna’ / ‘Gleise 581d’
‘New Moons’
‘Vanadium’
‘All The Stars Were Out’
‘Hopeful Timean Intersect’
‘World Without Wind’
‘Delightful Universe (seen from above)’
(Compiled by Eno for sale exclusively at his installations, this was first made available while guest artistic director of the Brighton Festival, 2010)

Music For Future Installations: (previously unreleased):
‘‘Unnoticed Planet’
‘Liquidambar’
‘Sour Evening (Complex Heaven 3)’
‘Surbahar Sleeping Music’

6CD box sets

Disc: 1
1. 1:Kazakhstan ( 20:33 )
2. 2:The Ritan Bells ( 17:05 )
3. 3:Five Light Paintings ( 19:56 )
4. 4: Flower Bells ( 18:49 )

Disc: 2
1. 1: 77 Million Paintings ( 43:57 )

Disc: 3
1. 1: Atmospheric Lightness ( 30:40 )
2. 2: Chamber Lightness ( 25:00 )

Disc: 4
1. 1: I Dormienti ( 39:42 )
2. 2: Kites I ( 8:07 )
3. 3: Kites II ( 14:29 )
4. 4: Kites III ( 7:34 )

Disc: 5
1. 1: Needle Click ( 4:09 )
2. 2: Light Legs ( 3:38 )
3. 3: Flora and Fauna / Gleise 581d ( 3:56 )
4. 4: New Moons ( 4:03 )
5. 5: Vanadium ( 1:56 )
6. 6: All The Stars Were Out ( 3:53 )
7. 7: Hopeful Timean Intersect ( 5:13 )
8. 8: World Without Wind ( 5:24 )
9. 9: Delightful Universe ( seen from above ) ( 7:33 )

Disc: 6
1. 1: Unnoticed Planet ( 7:45 )
2. 2: Liquidambar ( 6:55 )
3. 3: Sour Evening ( Complex Heaven 3 ) ( 8:12 )
4. 4: Surbahar Sleeping Music ( 18:16 )

Music For Installations 9LP vinyl box

LP1 : Music From Installations
1 A1: Kazakhstan ( 20:18 )
2 B1: The Ritan Bells ( 16:45 )

LP2 : Music From Installations

1 C1: Five Light Paintings ( 19:50 )
2 D1: Flower Bells ( 18:44 )

LP3 : 77 Million Paintings

1 A1: 77 Million Paintings – Part 1 ( 21:29 )
2 B1: 77 Million Paintings – Part 2 ( 22:43 )

LP4 : Lightness – Music For The Marble Palace
1 A1: Atmospheric Lightness – Part 1 ( 15:56 )
2 B1: Atmospheric Lightness – Part 2 ( 15:12 )

LP5 : Lightness – Music For The Marble Palace
1 C1: Chamber Lightness – Part 1 ( 13:38 )
2 D1: Chamber Lightness – Part 2 ( 11:48 )

LP6 – I Dormienti
1 A1: I Dormienti – Part 1 ( 19:23 )
2 B1: I Dormienti – Part 2 ( 21:41 )

LP7 – Kite Stories
1 A1: Kites I ( 8:03 )
2 A2: Kites II ( 7:12 )
3 B1: Kites III ( 13:57 )

LP8 – Making Space
1 A1. Needle Click ( 4:09 )
2 A2. Light Legs ( 3:38 )
3 A3. Flora and Fauna / Gleise 581d ( 3:56 )
4 A4. New Moons ( 4:03 )
5 A5. Vanadium ( 1:56 )
6 A6. All The Stars Were Out ( 3:53 )
7 B1. Hopeful Timean Intersect ( 5:13 )
8 B2. World Without Wind ( 5:24 )
9 B3. Delightful Universe (seen from above) ( 7:33 )

LP9 – Music For Future Installations
1 A1: Unnoticed Planet ( 7:49 )
2 A2: Liquidambar ( 7:00 )
3 A3: Sour Evening ( Complex Heaven 3 ) ( 8:12 )
4 B1: Surbahar Sleeping Music ( 18:09 )

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