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Album: The Shutov Assembly
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    Triennale More Info... 0:04
2)    Alhondiga More Info... 0:03
3)    Markgraph More Info... 0:03
4)    Lanzarote More Info... 0:08
5)    Francisco More Info... 0:04
6)    Riverside More Info... 0:04
7)    Innocenti More Info... 0:04
8)    Stedelijk More Info... 0:05
9)    Ikebukuro More Info... 0:16
10)    Cavallino More Info... 0:03
 
Album: The Shutov Assembly
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    Triennale More Info... 0:04
2)    Alhondiga More Info... 0:03
3)    Markgraph More Info... 0:03
4)    Lanzarote More Info... 0:08
5)    Francisco More Info... 0:04
6)    Riverside More Info... 0:04
7)    Innocenti More Info... 0:04
8)    Stedelijk More Info... 0:05
9)    Ikebukuro More Info... 0:16
10)    Cavallino More Info... 0:03
 
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Performer Notes
  • Solo performer: Brian Eno (various instruments).
  • Recorded between 1985 and 1990.
  • Liner Note Author: C.S.J. Bofop.
  • Recording information: 1985-1990.
  • Photographers: Curtis Knapp; Maria Vedder; Rolf Engel.
  • The 10 pieces on Brian Eno's 1992 ambient collection THE SHUTOV ASSEMBLY were recorded between 1985 and 1990. In the intervening two years, however, artists such as the Orb and the KLF had placed Eno's concepts of ambient music into the context of dance music, creating ambient house, one of the '90s most important club trends. As a result, critical and public opinion of this album at the time was mixed-to-negative, with many complaints that the pieces broke no new ground. A single listen belies this statement, as THE SHUTOV ASSEMBLY is unique in Eno's ambient work. Several of the randomly titled pieces have a dark, vaguely disturbing cast far removed from the usual placidity of Eno's ambient work, while others bring the world music aspects of some of Eno's other projects to the ambient sphere. THE SHUTOV ASSEMBLY is an intriguing and satisfying work.
Professional Reviews
Spin (1/93, p.68) - Highly Recommended - "...a welcome addition to a brilliant body of work..."

Q (12/92, p.121) - 3 Stars - Good - "...[an] effortlessly beautiful Enopainting..."

Uncut (p.166) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[I]t's a masterpiece of cold, looming evocations of dusk and deep distance."

Alternative Press (12/92, p.58) - "...conveys the serenity and mystery of a still lake perfectly reflecting the roof of a cavern..."

The Wire (p.55) - "Whirled music, triggered machinery, bells and organ-like drones add to the narrative..."

Audio Magazine (1/93, p.149) - "...the producer of U2 and ambient music is clearly drawing the navigational charts for music of the near future..."
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