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Nearly 50 years into his career, Brian Eno is still finding ground to cover. Inspired by a fascination with the Titanic and what he calls humankind’s back-and-forth between “hubris and paranoia,” The Ship blends the elusive majesty of Eno’s pioneering ambient music with his boyish, chant-like vocals and spoken-word interludes for a journey that shifts mercurially from quiet and optimistic to threatening and discordant, ending with a cover of the Velvet Underground’s “I’m Set Free” so gorgeously direct you can almost see the clouds parting.

Customer Reviews

I wasn’t sure at first but this album is..

absolutely beautiful.

Vocals? Arg!

I knew the album had vocals gong into it but I bought it anyway in the hopes that it would work out in the end. Not the case. Dull and dimwitted vocals ruined what is otherwise good music.


There’s Brian Eno and nearly everyone else.


Born: May 15, 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Ambient pioneer, glam rocker, hit producer, multimedia artist, technological innovator, worldbeat proponent, and self-described non-musician -- over the course of his long, prolific, and immensely influential career, Brian Eno was all of these things and much, much more. Determining his creative pathways with the aid of a deck of instructional, Tarot-like cards called Oblique Strategies, Eno championed theory over practice, serendipity over forethought, and texture over craft; in the process, he...
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