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Brian Eno | January 07003 / Bell Studies for The Clock of The Long Now

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January 07003 / Bell Studies for The Clock of The Long Now

by Brian Eno

Ambient, experimental bell sounds.
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Fixed ratio harmonic bells
23:22 album only
2. Changes where bell number = repeat number
3:30 album only
3. 2 harmonic studies
6:05 album only
4. Deep glass bells (with harmonic clouds)
3:17 album only
5. Dark cracked bells with bass
1:59 album only
6. German-style ringing
3:19 album only
7. Emphasizing enharmonic partials
3:01 album only
8. Changes for January 07003, soft bells, Hillis algorithm
10:40 album only
9. Lithuanian bell study
1:26 album only
10. Large bell change improvisation
1:23 album only
11. Reverse harmonics bells
2:45 album only
12. Bell Improvisation 2
1:40 album only
13. Virtual dream bells, thick glass
3:59 album only
14. Tsar Kolokol lll (and friends)
3:59 album only
15. 1st - 14th January 07003, hard bells, Hillis algorithm
5:09 album only


Album Notes
This record has grown out of the Long Now Foundation's project - the Clock of the Long Now (www.longnow.org). This is an idea to create a working clock which will mark time for ten thousand years - not really because we need more clocks in the world, but because we need more encouragement to start contemplating the possibility of a distant human future. The Clock of the Long Now is an icon to long-term thinking.

When we started thinking about The Clock, we naturally wondered what kind of sound it could make to announce the passage of time. I had nurtured an interest in bells for many years, and this seemed like a good alibi for taking it a bit deeper.

I began reading about bells, discovering the physics of their sounds, and became interested in thinking about what other sorts of bells might exist. My speculations quickly took me out of the bounds of current physical and material possibilities, but I considered some licence allowable since the project was conceived in a time scale of thousands of years, and I might therefore imagine bells with quite different physical properties from those we now know. And as I started trying to make bell sounds with my synthesizers, I got diverted by some of the more attractive failures.

-- Brian Eno

All profits from the sale of this record will be donated to the Long Now Foundation (www.longnow.org). The first prototype of the Clock is working and on permanent display at the Science Museum in London. This CD has fifteen tracks and a total playing time of 75 mins 43 seconds.



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A wonderful, deeply contemplative work
I highly recommend this CD. A deeply contemplative work, carefully composed and assembled for your studied listening.

Reminiscent of the finest neo-Tibetan bell work.

Write me for more details at mdubuque@yahoo.com

CD Baby

Yes, folks, this is THE Brian Eno. Created from the mental conception of a clock that will mark time for ten thousand years, realized through the use of bells- bells that one might experience even thousands of years from now- this album certainly does change the flow of personal time and dialates the present moment with its wave-like ebb and flow. You're likely to find yourself drifting into the future, into the long-term thinking that a clock of such nature would suggest. A meditative, expansive world unfolds before you with no limits on the imagination.

Terrian Mitchell

Great meditation tool!
This recording is a very powerful tool for meditation. The "expanding" quality of the ringing bells reflects eternity and continuity. I play it for my kindergarten class at nap time and I can recharge while they rest!

Dave Graff

I love Brian Eno's work. I love how he puts music in different perspectives. Bells are timeless instruments. If anyone likes his music you should check out my song Aerospace at http://www.soundclick.com/bands/9/davegraffmusic.htm

And Brian if you see this I wish I could hear from you to get some advice on getting my music out there and heard. My email is on that website but you probably wont see this. But if anyone feels free to email me id love to hear from someone else into ambient music. :D