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Brian Eno's Another Green World
It was the strange and mystical "Another Green World" (1975) that was the cosmic bridge between Old Eno and New Eno, between Rock and Ambient, between the guitar and the synthesizer, between the old world and electronic music as we know it. "Another Green World" was a total paradigm shift, an introduction to a new way of thinking: for Eno, and for the world of popular music. Geeta Dayal interviews Eno, and his many collaborators on the album. She digs into the album, excavates its odd past, and untangles how, exactly, it was a link to the future of electronic music - by foreshadowing how powerful, personal and emotional this music could be."Thirty-Three and a Third" is a series of short books about critically acclaimed and much-loved albums of the past 40 years. By turns obsessive, passionate, creative and informed, the books in this series demonstrate many different ways of writing about music.
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Mention in Nottingham Evening Post, February 2010 "Dayal's lucid, elegant deconstruction of Brian Eno's most beguiling album is also an inspiring, delightful inquiry into the nature of creativity and constraint. Anyone interested in art making needs to read this." Ed Park, author of Personal Days "Dayal's unique and fresh take, which also delves into Discreet Music, is a must read for Eno fans and makes a great primer for the uninitiated."-Flagpole Magazine Selected by Flavorwire as one of "10 Great Books about Music by Female Writers" http: //flavorwire.com/features/staff-lists/7967-words-and-music-our-60-favorite-music-books/3/ Article by author Geeta Dayal in Frieze, 1st June 2010, with a puff for the book in the end. ."..the best short introduction to Eno's work and ethos going." The Wire, February 2010 The book itself is a masterpiece; it's not just a book about the making of a record, it's a book about how to make art and how to think about how to make art.--Amanda Palmer