|Initial recordings produced by Brian Eno|
Additional production by Jah Wobble
|Released on October 23, 1995|
|no chart information|
|Find it at GEMM|
|GYR 6614-2 cover
K ronomyth 11.0: MY BEEF IN THE GUSH OF LOAFS. Eno, in the ennui of his autumn, recorded a soundtrack to a film he admittedly hardly watched (Glitterbug) and then had the idea (but not the energy) to release the music as a standalone soundtrack. Enter Wobble, who took Eno’s soundtrack, recorded over some of it, and released it as Spinner. This is not a collaboration in the commonly accepted sense; Eno’s involvement ended where Wobble’s began. In fact, it’s not clear whether Eno even has an opinion on Spinner. I wrote a review of this for AMG a while back, in which I approached this mostly from Eno’s catalog. It’s true that a few songs (“Where We Lived,” “Garden Recalled,” “Space Diary 1”) are lifted entirely from Eno’s original soundtrack with no involvement from Wobble at all other than (presumably) selection. Just as it’s true that the majority of these tracks relegate Eno’s original soundtrack to the role of an ambient bed in the background, a foundation from which Wobble builds his own instrumentals. It’s an interesting approach, I suppose, since I haven’t the gall to label either artist as lazy, though I will concede that Eno has lately grown increasingly Warholian in his indifference to his own art. The ambient lounge music of The Drop (a glimpse of which is hidden a few minutes after the final track, “Left Where It Fell,” is over) was equally underwhelming. So, Eno fans can opt out of this, while Wobble fans may be interested in an album of ambient dub music, especially one that ostensibly carries the imprimatur of Eno on it.
BRIAN ENO -- synthesizer, treatments, front cover concept, cover image
JAH WOBBLE -- bass, drums, keyboards, atmospheres, mixing
Justin Adams -- guitar
Richard Bailey -- drums
Sussan Deyhim -- vocals
Mark Ferda -- atmospheres, keyboards, percussion, mixing, engineer, assistant producer
Jaki Liebeziet -- drums
David Coppenhall -- front cover concept, subsequent design of cover image
|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|UK||October 23, 1995||All Saints||LP/CD/CS||AS/ASCD/ASC-23|
|US||October 23, 1995||Gyroscope||CD||GYR 6614|
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