- Hi,If anyone comes across a cd or mp3 of the below eventplease let me know, as I'd be keen to listenbest,GlennThe Argus MAY 11, 2010 - by Terry WalkerTHIS IS PURE SCENIUSBrighton Dome Concert Hall, May 9Eno was directing seven other musicians, including The Necks and Karl Hyde (Underworld), in lengthy improvisations that immersed the audience in slowly changing textures and repetitious fragments in which time became elusive.Tongue-in-cheek, he introduced the second of the evening's three performances as a mid-twenty-first century reconstruction of early twenty-first century music, musing about "ambient-thrash-lounge". That pretty well summed up the band's output, which fell somewhere between the free-form episodes in early Pink Floyd or King Crimson, and the digital electronica of the past twenty years.Delivered with an intensity that combined nervous energy and studious concentration, the music maintained momentum and interest but seemed to constantly frustrate.It stubbornly refused to develop melodically or harmonically, instead creating an over-busy and sometimes harsh soundworld, too uniform in its reliance on echoes and decaying loops. But there were some inventive moments particularly from the bass and piano, and a yearning for some softer, clearer sonorities was met in a long dreamy section where textures thinned out leaving just two pianos echoing delicate slow and richly beautiful sustained chords.
Overall, ninety minutes of real improvisation, unusual outside of a jazz context, offered a fascinating and engaging glimpse into Eno's current musical interests.
>As concerns the Henry Cow piece "Half the Sky"probably a glitch or a bit of damaged tape, i suspect; no longer remember,
>1) On the LP "Western Culture" the piece starts abruptly, if you will, as
>opposed to the CD ( ReR HC4) where it seems to fade in, albeit very >quickly.To get technical the CD loses 1/2 a second at most. Is it just me >or is there a tiny glitch here? (or more importantly, does it really >matter!)
but there is no other master...
> 2) Also on "Western Culture" it is credited to COOPER/HODGKINSON whereaslindsay composed most of it, tim composed the middle bit
> everywhere else (re: 40th Ann. Box set) it is credited only to COOPER!
> Who actually composed the piece ?
so cooper/hodgkinson is right.