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Thursday Afternoon

Artist: Brian Eno

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Label: EMI
Album: Thursday Afternoon
# Song Title   Time
1)    Thursday Afternoon [61 Minute Version]
 



Performer Notes
  • Personnel: David Hill (electronics).
  • Audio Mixers: Daniel Lanois ; Michael Brook; Brian Eno.
  • The whole of THURSDAY AFTERNOON consists of one 61-minute track, itself an edit of a much longer piece designed as the accompaniment for a video piece by artist Russell Mills. In the tradition of 19th century program music, THURSDAY AFTERNOON attempts to musically evoke the feelings of a specific experience. Amusingly, the experience being evoked is the tedium of a nondescript, unexciting day. While it's perhaps up to the individual listener as to whether this makes for an entirely satisfying listening experience, THURSDAY AFTERNOON is one of Brian Eno's most intellectually intriguing pieces. THURSDAY AFTERNOON stretches the concept of ambient music nearly to the breaking point--the piece consists almost entirely of single notes and simple chords held seemingly without end, with the occasional wash of piano notes wafting through. Or, to put it another way, nothing happens. Frequently.

Professional Reviews
Uncut (p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Magnificently evocative..."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.114) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[A] seamless 61 minutes of random piano notes falling, like raindrops from a leaf, onto a shimmering synthesizer puddle."

Format:CD (0 Disc)
Country:USA
Studio/Live: Studio
Release Date:3 August, 2009

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matthew on
 
Once again the God of music to think by surpasses himself. Perfect as music to just be on in the background, or to put on your headphones and concentrate on.
Ashwin on
 
thursday afternoon is a very good album. The artist has done extremely well in this album and is great to listen to many times. Also fishponds great price with free shipping is an magnificent buy. This is one of the best albums by this artist and i highly recommend you to buy this at this great price.

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