Music for Airports.

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The first album in Brian Eno’s Ambient quadrilogy, conceived as a looping sound installation with the desired effect of easing the stressful, smothering atmosphere of an airport terminal. Eno devised the piece whilst slumped in an insufferable seat in Cologne Bonn Airport in the mid-’70s, overwhelmed by the garish frenzy on display. That was 40 years ago, and to this day little thought appears to go into the aesthetic and ergonomic dimensions of our airports; ‘intolerable shithole’ is par for the course. One dreams of the tranquil upgrades conjured by Eno.

 

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