These days, it isn’t often you see Brian Eno and the word “first” in the same sentence. After all, the dude has accomplished a lot. But for his latest studio album, Small Craft on a Milk Sea, the legendary producer and ambient musician is indeed celebrating a first — his first album for Warp Records.
Due for release on November 2nd in the US and the 15th in the UK, Eno’s first new solo album since 2005’s Another Day on Earth sees the 62-year-old musical mastermind teamed up with fellow Englishmen Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams. Speaking recently with Exclaim, Hopkins revealed the collaboration was a multi-year undertaking.
“It contains the fruits of several years of jams between the three of us. I’ve not heard anything quite like it– it sounds ‘live’ and ‘alien’ at the same time. Some things have been permitted to survive, which only Brian would have had the courage to let go, and it’s so much the better for it.”
A tracklist has not yet been revealed, but Small Craft on a Milk Sea will be available on CD and digital formats, as well as two deluxe versions: A limited edition box featuring the album on CD, vinyl, and download, along with bonus CD with four extra tracks, and a lithograph of Eno’s artwork and a super-limited collectors’ edition set featuring all of the above plus an entirely “unique and customized 12″ square silkscreen print” by Eno himself as well as “a real copper plate, etched with the title and edition number embedded in the slipcase spine” (via P4k).
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