Groundbreaking stuff here from Brian Eno. Ambient 1: Music For Airports was released in 1978 and marks the first time when the word ‘ambient’ was used in connection with this kind of music. Eno made the album by layering tape loops. His intention was to make a soundscape that would cut through anxieties and tension in an airport. Half-speed master. Cut at 45 rpm on heavyweight vinyl.

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Reissue LP on Virgin.

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Limited edition half-speed master reissue 2LP on Virgin. Pressed on heavyweight vinyl, cut at 45rpm and housed in a gatefold sleeve with an Obi and Abbey Road Certificate.

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Classic DSD remastered CD on EMI.

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Ambient 1: Music For Airports by Brian Eno
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10/10 Jack 12th February 2015

Brian Eno's seminal masterpiece is quite simply beyond being among the best ambient albums of all time. The fact that this album was recorded in 1978 is very impressive, since it became a landmark of the ambient movement to follow in future decades. But the fact that it was recorded at all and it reaches such levels of (almost) painful beauty would suffice to place Eno in the level of the best artists and producers alive. Other musicians influenced by Eno that are highly recommendable would be Mark Isham (OST for "Crash") and Cliff Martinez (OST for "Traffic").

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