DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON SHARE WINNING VIDEOS FROM ROGER AND BRIAN ENO’S MIXING COLOURS FILM PROJECT, A QUIET SCENE
MIXING COLOURS EXPANDED 2CD EDITION OUT TODAY
23 OCTOBER 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - Following Deutsche Grammophon’s March release of Roger Eno and Brian Eno’s first ever joint album, Mixing Colours, the brothers launched a public collaboration project, A Quiet Scene, inviting fans to submit short films of our locked-down world, with the winning 18 to be issued as official music videos. Each day from 23 October until 11 November one of the winning entries will be released on YouTube and Vevo and published on the Mixing Colours site, where they will remain for the next year.
When announcing the project, the brothers encouraged participants to document and appreciate their own newly confined surroundings. “We want to ask people in the next few weeks to take a single shot of a quiet scene,” they explained, “at home, or out the window, or in their garden. Clouds passing, rustling tree leaves, a bird nesting, people conducting activities in the house: quiet moments that we are all enjoying, together, in isolation.” With lockdowns continuing across the globe, the videos have taken on an even greater sense of poignancy.
In total 1722 videos were submitted, with a 200-strong shortlist then being announced and shared on www.mixing-colours.com. Along with their own selection, Roger and Brian invited all 200 of the shortlisted entrants to vote on their favourite submissions. They are delighted to finally reveal the winning entries. “We were overwhelmed – both figuratively and actually – by the responses to our call for films. The quality was so high! And the number so large! It is really heartening to know that people are looking at the world around them in a curious and creative way,” said Roger and Brian.
“Fifteen years in the on-off making,” The Observer’s Kitty Empire wrote in a four-star review of Mixing Colours, “its slowly unspooling, generative beauty feels like a balm for these anxious times.” A follow-up EP of additional tracks entitled Luminous was released on vinyl in August. We are very pleased to announce the release of a 2CD edition of Mixing Colours Expanded, incorporating all 25 tracks from these sessions, which will also be available from today.
Media Praise for Mixing Colours:
“As the world collapses, it’s hard to imagine a better way to self-soothe than immersing yourself in Mixing Colours” The Times *****
“Elegant and tranquil” Uncut 8/10
“The Enos may just have provided the antidote for our times” Evening Express
“A steadying sound in the age of social distancing, soothing and transfixing at the same time” NPR
“The tonal range of the 18 pieces, exquisite miniatures all, combine to create a music of profound stillness and calm”
I / The Independent ****
“A gorgeous balm” The Guardian ****
“An 18-song adventure in sparse and particular beauty” Q ****
“Put simply, every track offers harmonious and enthralling moods that complement and combine and amalgamate – something only the very best ambient albums manage” The Line of Best Fit
“Brian and Roger Eno’s Deutsche Grammophon debut represents a refreshing antithesis of today’s harsh and accelerated times” Popmatters
“This exquisite collaboration of two old masters painting in sound” Hi Fi Choice *****
“The perfect soundtrack to self-isolate by in these unprecedented times” The Arts Desk
“Often poignant, always beautiful, sometimes a little disconcerting, but distinguished, even at their more abstract” The Quietus
“Serene sonic landscapes” Creative Review
Mixing Colours Expanded – Tracklist [2CD format]:
- Spring Frost
- Burnt Umber
- Dark Sienna
- Rose Quartz
- Desert Sand
- Deep Saffron
- Cerulean Blue
- Slow Movement: Sand
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