Lux - Brian Eno
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  • Summary: Brian Eno's debut solo release on Warp (two previous releases were collaborations with other artists) was originally composed for a sound art exhibit in Italy.
  • Record Label: Warp
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Experimental, Ambient, Avant-Garde, Experimental Ambient, Experimental Electronic, Structured Improvisation
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
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  1. Nov 13, 2012
    83
    Lux winds up being a haunting embodiment of one of Eno's greatest paradoxes: music made for specific times and places that captures nothing, evokes nowhere, and is porous enough for nearly any emotion to sift through.
  2. Nov 13, 2012
    80
    It is also a daunting record--when is an hour and a quarter of ambience not?--but a thoroughly rewarding one.
  3. Nov 19, 2012
    80
    Lux works on a pragmatic and egalitarian level as more or less the ideal ambient record. [Dec 2012, p.66]
  4. Best to sit back and bask in the confident warmth of a job well done.
  5. Dec 18, 2012
    70
    It's an acquired taste, but is undeniably calming with its softly vibrating, reverb-rich piano and synth improvisations, enhanced by exotic Moog guitar from Leo Abrahams and treated violin-viola textures from Neil Catchpole.
  6. Nov 13, 2012
    70
    The whole thing is pretty, if a bit mild, suggesting not quite another green world, but something ideal for--as its cover art suggests--watching autumnal leaves turn.
  7. It's often barely there, notably the final minutes of "Lux 4". This is musical homeopathy.

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