From the recordings that produced Drums Between the Bells--the acclaimed collaboration between Brian Eno and British poet Rick Holland--comes an all new EP titled Panic Of Looking. The 6 tracks continue the exploration of how lyric & song-writing are perceived in the post-everything era. As the Sunday Times (UK) suggests, ''the poems aren't sung, yet the pieces are undeniably songlike, first because the music refuses to act simply as background, but lurches frequently, sometimes unexpected to the fore, and second because we hear the meaning of the words in the way we normally pick up song lyrics,'' while WIRED Magazine calls Eno's soundscapes, ''a tapestry of pillowy synths, minorkey melodies, chiming guitars and skittering drums.'' All of these elements come together for the November 8th release of the EP, which was produced by Eno and features his original artwork on vinyl and CD formats.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have the 2-CD version of Drums Between the Bells and I am glad to own the instrumental disk, which I think is more successful than the main CD. I'm not crazy about the execution of the spoken-word-over-music in Drums Between the Bells, in spite of the fact that I love Eno's work and I read, write, and edit poetry.
So, I was quite surprised that I like this little EP better than the main disk of Drums Between the Bells. The music works well and the vocals/poetry recitations just work better. If these are really outtakes from "Drums..." I'm really surprised they were, uh, taken out.
It's a bit pricey for 16 minutes, but I'd recommend this strongly for fans of Drums Between the Bells.
I also like this short EP better than the main disk of Drums Between the Bells.
Also, can't explain it, because the words don't quite make sense to non-poets like me, but this EP gives an ominous impression, omens of a troublesome future.
[Not like Eno's older works from 30 - 35 years ago that were very comforting.]
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