Mixing Colours

Roger Eno & Brian Eno - Mixing Colours
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2020 Ratings: #524 / 809
User Score
Based on 84 ratings
2020 Ratings: #744
Liked by 6 people
March 20, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ambient / Genres
Brian Eno, Roger Eno / Primary Artists
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Okay, bruvs. Sound design is an esoteric approach to EM which leaves so many listeners in the dark as to what it entails. The title speaks to the designing of sound. No kidding, you say! Yep. No kidding. I reply. So here we have Roger Eno noodling with various keyboards, recording his noodling, and sending the files to his brother Brian. Brian then performs the role of sound designer and adds programming to the list of album credits. What becomes of this collaboration is an album titled, ... read more
Both Brian and Roger Eno, have been making Ambient music for nearly 85 years, combined. Brian's first Ambient work could be considered to be Discreet Music, which he released 1975, possibly even the collaboration album (No Pussyfooting) that he did with Robert Fripp in 1973. Roger's first was Apollo in 1983, done with his brother, Brian, and with Daniel Lanois and his first solo release was Voices in 1985. So suffice it to say, 2 men with plenty of experience with the genre and with working ... read more
It is a good record and i do enjoy it but i can't help but feel so underwhelming especially when these brothers has made some of best and revolutionary ambient music ever created, and it just falls short mostly due to the music not sticking with me as much as Here Comes the Warm Jets or Another Green World. It is a nice long listen to relax and let you float away for a bit but very little here that makes me what to float again.

Track Review

Spring Frost 6/10
Burnt Umber 6.5/10
Celeste ... read more
Some very enjoyable music-box-ambient moments with quite beautiful, delicate compositions like a dream from Twin Peaks; but otherwise a bit underwhelming from brothers with such prolific ambient content over half a century with nearly infinite musical prowess and potential.
Standouts: Spring Frost, Wintergreen, Obsidian, Verdigris, Cinnabar, Cerulean Blue

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Track List

  1. Spring Frost
  2. Burnt Umber
  3. Celeste
  4. Wintergreen
  5. Obsidian
  6. Blonde
  7. Dark Sienna
  8. Verdigris
  9. Snow
  10. Rose Quartz
  11. Quicksilver
  12. Ultramarine
  13. Iris
  14. Cinnabar
  15. Desert Sand
  16. Deep Saffron
  17. Cerulean Blue
  18. Slow Movement: Sand
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Added on: January 24, 2020