ROGER ENO AND BRIAN ENO’S LUMINOUS RELEASED TODAY ON YELLOW VINYL VIA DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON
MIXING COLOURS EXPANDED OUT NOW DIGITALLY, WITH DELUXE 2CD VERSION TO FOLLOW ON OCTOBER 23
Luminous artwork and expanded product shots
Press shots (please credit Cecily Eno)
14 AUGUST 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - Following the release of their hugely acclaimed debut duo album, Mixing Colours; Brian Eno and Roger Eno continue their captivating, collaborative exploration on a new 7 track yellow vinyl release for Deutsche Grammophon called Luminous.
Mixing Colours caught the imagination of critics and listeners alike, with its eighteen meditations on the slow, shifting nature of sound and time. Mixing Colours Expanded, out now digitally, adds six new pieces (also featured on Luminous) along with Pewter, which was previously only issued as a bonus track in Japan.
Again the evocative titles are colour-based; Moss, Violet, Manganese, Vermilion, Marble, Pewter and Malachite. And again, the pared-down beauty and meditative qualities of these new miniatures mean that every hearing is rewarded with fresh discoveries.
As with the original album, the artist Dom Theobald has supplied the original cover artwork, and to support smaller retailers as they reopen with the easing of lockdown measures, a special version of the mini album on sun yellow vinyl with a different version of the cover artwork will also be available. Following this, a deluxe 2CD edition of the complete Mixing Colours Expanded will be released internationally on 23 October.
“As the world collapses, it’s hard to imagine a better way to self-soothe than immersing yourself in Mixing Colours,” observed The Times in its five-star review. The album was described as “a balm for these anxious times” by The Observer and by NPR as a “steadying sound in the age of social distancing, soothing and transfixing at the same time”.
Since the end of March, Mixing Colours has received over 12 million streams and inspired many music lovers to contribute to an inspiring online video project called ‘A Quiet Scene’ launched by Roger and Brian on www.mixing-colours.com. There have been almost 1800 submissions of filmed quiet scenes inspired by the album, and these videos have taken on a greater sense of poignancy for being filmed in a lockdown world.
“We were overwhelmed by both the quality and quantity of films we received,” note the brothers. “There’s so much creativity and originality! One of the pleasures of looking at these pieces of work is noticing how each film draws out something different from the music it accompanies.”
Media Praise for Mixing Colours:
“An 18-song adventure in sparse and particular beauty” **** Q
“A gorgeous balm” **** The Guardian
“A steadying sound in the age of social distancing, soothing and transfixing at the same time” NPR
“Fifteen years in the on-off making, its slowly unspooling, generative beauty feels like a balm for these anxious times.” The Observer
“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” 8/10 Uncut
“The tonal range of the 18 pieces, exquisite miniatures all, combine to create a music of profound stillness and calm” **** Independent
“This exquisite collaboration of two old masters painting in sound” ***** Hi Fi Choice
“The Enos may just have provided the antidote for our times”. **** Evening Express
Luminous - LP Tracklist:
Mixing Colours (Expanded) - Tracklist:
- Spring Frost
- Burnt Umber
- Dark Sienna
- Rose Quartz
- Desert Sand
- Deep Saffron
- Cerulean Blue
- Slow Movement: Sand
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