Music for Airports

10 Albums that changed my life

Music for Airports by Brian Eno

My seventh choice. A whole new genre wraps its arms around you & takes you to another world in this ambient feat of brilliance. Released in 1978 by Polydor records it sounds as relevant today and probably more so than it did then.

I first heard it mid 80’s and just couldn’t believe the joy i was able to connect to by letting it wash over me. If you’ve not heard it you may well wonder what it is like particularly given that I knew him as the producer of a U2 record! It is nothing like U2! Brian explained of this record and it’s genre:

“Ambient music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is interesting.”

I would describe as listening to nature.

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