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Brian Eno & Rick Holland

Panic Of Looking

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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.''


A six-track EP, Panic of Looking continues the collaboration of producer Brian Eno and poet Rick Holland, with similarly intriguing results as on the earlier Drums Between the Bells. No collection of outtakes or castoffs, the album is just as mesmerizing as the best moments on Drums Between the Bells. As before, Holland provides all the words but very few of the vocals. Meanwhile, Eno provides all of the music and several of the vocals, including the best track (the title song, with gently cascading bells and a precisely ordered voicing of Holland's poem). The music is even more isolationist and spare than Eno/Holland's previous work. In all, it represents a beautiful set of ambience from one of the form's masters.

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Artist Brian Eno & Rick Holland
Track Listing 1 In the Future - 2:10 2 Not a Story - 2:52 3 Panic of Looking - 4:27 4 If These Footsteps - 1:09 5 Watch a Single Swallow in a Thermal Sky, and Try to Fit Its Motion, or - 3:16 6 West Bay - 2:35

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