Brian Eno, Music for Airports (Time stretched)

71gyNVYbZhLYou need to chill out. Listen to this.


Time-stretched version of the album ‘Ambient 1: Music For Airports’ by Brian Eno.

‘Music for Airports’ was the first of four albums released in Brian Eno’s ‘Ambient’ series- a term which he coined to differentiate his minimalistic approach to the album’s material and “the products of the various purveyors of canned music”.

The music was designed to be continuously looped as a sound installation, with the intent to diffuse the tense, anxious atmosphere of an airport terminal. Eno conceived this idea while being stuck at Cologne Bonn Airport in Germany in the mid-1970s. He had to spend several hours there and was extremely annoyed by the uninspired sound atmosphere.

It was installed at the Marine Air Terminal of New York’s LaGuardia Airport for a brief period during the 1980s.

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1 comment
  1. I completely agree. Mello west album ever, and I don’t say that lightly. Also worthwhile is the Bang on a Can recording in which they transcribed the entire album for live performance and discovered the very logical structures behind it. Beautiful performance too.

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