Brian Eno has announced the release of his first solo album, The Ship, since his previous Grammy-nominated LUX. At the same time as Eno's masterpiece, it is an ambitious work that tells the beginning of a different cycle in Eno's creative career, unlike any of his great masterpieces of the past. Also, the fact that Eno covers the Velvet Underground song "I'm Set Free" composed by Lou Reed will attract a lot of attention. Velvets is also known as the band Eno named as a source of inspiration for his early musical quests when he was an art student.
"This song was originally made as an ambient song for a multi-channel sound installation in Stockholm. However, during production, I discovered that I could sing with the low C chord, which is the root note of this song. There are a few things you can get older. From that point on, the song was transformed into a different kind of "song." Vocals are the type of song I've never made before, freeing me from all rhythmic frameworks. 』-Brian Eno
Originally conceived from experiments using 3D recording technology, this work, which consists of two interconnected parts, opens with a deep and magnificent song over 21 minutes named "The Ship". The following "Fickle Sun" develops three movements. Although the first part inherits the ending of "The Ship," Eno's voice sounds more direct, determined, and even hopeless. In the second part, Peter Serafinawitz, who is also known as an actor and voice actor, wrote poems generated by the newly developed Markov chain generator by Peter Silvers, who is also known for co-developing the innovative iPhone application Bloom with Eno. Read aloud, and the finale of the third part is the Velvet Underground song "I'm Set Free" sung by Eno.