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Hear four minutes of Brian Eno's new ambient album

29 December 2016, 09:47 | Written by Laurence Day

Brian Eno's new record Reflection is released on New Year's Day - but you can hear a lengthy snippet now thanks to BBC Radio 6.

Warp will release Eno's new record, the follow up to this year's The Ship, in the coming days. We've not yet had chance to really hear what this new LP will sound like, but now a chunky clip has been shared by Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC Radio 6 Music.

Listen back to Mary Anne Hobbs' show - skip to the 1:08:45 mark for the new Eno sounds.

The legendary artist shared a statement with the album news last month: "Reflection is so called because I find it makes me think back. It makes me think things over. It seems to create a psychological space that encourages internal conversation. And external ones actually - people seem to enjoy it as the background to their conversations. When I make a piece like this most of my time is spent listening to it for long periods - sometimes several whole days - observing what it does to different situations, seeing how it makes me feel. I make my observations and then tweak the rules."

As well as the 'proper' album, there will be a "generative" edition on Apple TV and iOS which allows you to rummage around a variety of sights and sounds. “It’s a lot like gardening,” Eno says. “You plant the seeds and then you keep tending to them until you get a garden you like.”

Reflection is due to be released 1 January 2017 via Warp. You can pre-order now.
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