First Bryan Ferry puts out a new album and announces a Roxy Music tour and now new material from Brian Eno is unveiled. What’s next – a Smiths reunion for duet with Talking Heads?
The instrumental/ambient/experimental maestro and universally worshiped producer signed to Warp Records toward the beginning of the year and the details of his first album for the renowned indie label entitled ‘Small Craft On A Milk Sea’ have just emerged. The album is due for release on 2 November in the United States and 15 November in the UK, however Limited Edition and Collectors’ Edition Box Sets are available for pre-order as of tomorrow (Wednesday 25 August) 3pm UK time from Bleep.com.
Collectors’ Edition Box Set (of which only 250 are available) includes album pressed on heavyweight vinyl and the double CD, as well as a unique signed, numbered screen print by Brian Eno:
A one-off, entirely unique and customised 12″ square silkscreen print by Brian Eno. A print application of the generative process that Brian has been developing throughout his career, each print will be be a unique combination of screen printed elements by Brian Eno and Nick Robertson. Printed on 330gsm Somerset Radiant White stock, signed and numbered in pencil by Brian Eno. There are no duplicates. The printing process will be fully documented. A real copper plate, etched with the title and edition number embedded in the slipcase spine.
‘Small Craft On A Milk Sea’ also features the work of Jon Hopkins (Coldplay, Tuung) and Leo Abrahams (Ed Harcourt, Bryan Ferry, Florence and the Machine).
Now the big question is whether Eno will join his former Roxy Music bandmates on their Feb/Mar 2011 tour… Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Paul Thompson and Eno all contributed to Bryan Ferry’s recently released LP ‘Olympia’ – marking the first time the original Roxy Music line up has recorded together since seminal album ‘For Your Pleasure’ (1973) – and Mackay, Thompson and Manzanera have been confirmed for the tour so it’s not impossible to think that Eno might get back on the synth for old time sake.
Just putting that out there…