over a scant few months in the summer of 1975. The album was a proof of concept for Eno's budding ideas of "the studio as musical instrument," and a signpost for a bold new way of thinking about music.
In this book, Geeta Dayal unravels Another Green World's abundant mysteries, venturing into its dense thickets of sound. How was an album this cohesive and refined formed in such a seemingly ad hoc way?
How were electronics and layers of synthetic treatments used to create an album so redolent of the natural world? How did a deck of cards figure into all of this? Here, through interviews and archival research, she unearths the strange story of how Another Green World formed the link to Eno's future foreshadowing his metamorphosis from unlikely glam rocker to sonic painter and producer.
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"Always first steps"
"Trust in the you of now"
"Turn it upside down"
"Abandon normal instruments"
"Discover the recipes you are using and abandon them"
"Ask people to work against their better judgment"
"Define an area as 'safe' and use it as an anchor" / "Don't be frightened of clichés"
"Honor thy error as a hidden intention"
"Remember those quiet evenings" / "The tape is now the music" / "Gardening, not architecture"
"Remove specifics and convert to ambiguities"
"Is it finished?"