I sometimes wonder if when Brian Eno breathes it creates the impulse of music. The territory he explores always seems relevant, occasionally familiar yet never less than evocative. This re-release of his 1995 album with Jah Wobble and the occasional drums of Can’s Jaki Liebezeit, amongst other contributors, chimes effectively with the ripple of today’s uncertainty. Originally the tracks were created by Eno to soundtrack Derek Jarman’s biographical movie Glitterbug but were never released separately, subsequently passed onto Wobble to add his own defining touches resulting in Spinner. You can hear the echo of all the artists involved which expands what has become more associated with a record bearing Brian Eno’s name to an intriguing blend of otherworldly funk, while sometimes sound-tracking ambience such as on the edgy serenity of Space Diary. The album leaves you at the appropriately titled final number, Lockdown by twisting a blaze of bass around a warped sense of jazz completing this exploration of genre expanding curiosity, which still stands out on its own in 2020
Release: August 21
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