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Sunday 29 August 2021

Ambient Sunday

Brian Eno's Ambient 4: On Land came out in 1982, an album combining synthesiser notes, found sounds including animals and rural recordings, recordings from other projects that finally found a home and the contributions of musicians such as Bill Laswell, Daniel Lanois and the recently deceased Jon Hassell. The tracks reference real places- Lizard Point, Lantern Marsh, Leeks Hills and on the final track Dunwich Beach, a Suffolk port which was the victim of coastal erosion and disappeared into the sea. The album is eerie and unsettling despite the beauty of the recordings and there's a sense of loss throughout it, suggesting the faded glamour of deserted British seaside towns out of season or the ghostly weirdness of the English countryside at dusk in autumn. 

Dunwich Beach, Autumn, 1960

1 comment:

The Swede said...

I've been clicking around for the past few minutes to find some music to soundtrack the first pot of coffee of my day off...and here it is. A beautifully mournful piece. Thanks SA.