Published Mar 30, 2016Brian Eno will release his latest solo project The Ship next month, but before the album arrives in full, he's offered up a 21-minute-long piece going by the same name.
"The Ship" serves as the first of two pieces on the new record, and delivers a combination of "creeping electronics" and sea-inspired, chant-like vocals that eschew the "normal underpinnings of rhythmic structure and chord progressions" in favour of "sonic events" that exist in a unrestricted space and time.
Amongst the events that inspired the new material was the sinking of the Titanic, followed by the tragedy of the First World War.
"I was thinking of those vast dun Belgian fields where the First World War was agonizingly ground out; and the vast deep ocean where the Titanic sank; and how little difference all that human hope and disappointment made to it," he explained in a statement.
You can hear the musical manifestation of those ideas by giving "The Ship" a listen in the player below. The Ship is due out on April 29 through Warp/Fontana North.