Sonos Radio HD have announced that Brian Eno will helm a new station titled The Lighthouse.
Eno’s old and new work will feature on the station, and the ambient musician will host a series of programs.
Speaking about the station, Eno said: “The music that will be broadcast from The Lighthouse covers a pretty broad period. The earliest track we have at the moment is from 1990. We will be adding more pieces as time goes on. New pieces will be entering the mix and some of that will go back even further. You will be listening to a sequence of tracks which will be randomly generated, chosen by chance so there is the possibility of odd, I hope exciting collisions - things that are very slow next to things that are very fast next to things that have no tempo, no pulse at all.”
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Program 1 discusses Eno’s extensive unreleased music and his newfound desire to return to his archive and share it with fans.
Eno also discusses his process, and how this has changed of the course of his long and illustrious career. Speaking about the differences and similarities between Analog and Digital recordings, he said:
“People like noise, I've discovered. In fact, I sometimes add it to things because it's sort of calming. One of the most interesting things about digital is that digital, of course, can be completely clean and free of distortion and blah, blah, blah. So that's led to sub-industry in the music tech world of things that produce cracks, pops, wobbles, noises, hums, all those things that engineers spent their life trying to get rid of. Or people now buy little devices to put them back in. Again, this I think is a very interesting sociological fact that I would love somebody to write a book about the re-introduction of errors, essentially.”
Program 1 is available to stream via Sonos Radio HD, and is also available on Mixcloud.
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