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Brian Eno Announces New Ambient Album, 'Reflection'

'Reflection' will be released by Warp Records on the first day of 2017.

Electronic music legend Brian Eno announced today a new ambient album, Reflection, to be released on Warp Records. It consists of just one track lasting 56 minutes that is composed in the generative style—also used, for example, on the soundtrack for the video game No Man's Sky—where a computer is programmed to compose music based on a set of predetermined rules.

Eno is one of the pioneers of the ambient genre, with famous contributions including the 1975 record Discreet Music and 1978's Ambient 1 (Music For Airports). Reflection will follow 2016's LP The Ship, also released on Warp, which combined ambient stylings with more traditional songwriting.

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"Reflection is so called because I find it makes me think back," Eno said in a press release. "It makes me think things over. It seems to create a psychological space that encourages internal conversation. And external ones actually—people seem to enjoy it as the background to their conversations. When I make a piece like this most of my time is spent listening to it for long periods—sometimes several whole days—observing what it does to different situations, seeing how it makes me feel."

Reflection will be out on January 1, 2017 on CD, 2LP, and digital formats.

Reflectionartwork courtesy of the label

Reflection tracklist:

1. Reflection

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