Daniel Lanois to release new album ‘Flesh and Machine’ – Hear the first track‏

September 19, 2014






Throughout a storied career as a musician, producer and engineer, Daniel Lanois helped push the ambient genre forward into celestial new territory asBrian Eno’s foremost protégé; he has recorded landmark albums for U2 and Peter Gabriel and helped to revitalise the sonic dimensions of Bob Dylan and Neil Young. But Flesh And Machine, out through Anti – on 27th October, marks the first time Lanois has truly deployed every sonic weapon in his arsenal in hopes that it may reach the position of ‘headphone album of the year’.
Hear the first track off the new album entitled ‘Opera’, which was premiered on The Wall Street Journal here:

Flesh And Machine was initially conceived as an ambient album, and tracks such as ‘Forest City’ take the classic Brian Eno albums that he worked on Ambient 4: On Land (1982) and Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983) as a wonderful bedrock to stand on to see the sonic future. The album bristles with new ideas. He spent countless hours processing an array of source sounds – steel and electric guitar, piano and human voice to create the sound palette that is Flesh and Machine.

Daniel Lanois is still raising that spirit of music and still opening up doors to the unknown.

Flesh and Machine Track Listing:

1. Rocco
2. The End
3. Sioux Lookout
4. Tamboura Jah
5. Two Bushas
6. Space Love
7. Iceland
8. My First Love
9. Opera
10. Aquatic
11. Forest City

In anticipation of this forthcoming release Lanois is proud to team-up with Robert Milazzo of The Modern School of Film to present a breakthrough union of moving-media, sonic design and social architecture. Lanois and The Modern School of Film have enlisted a select number of established international filmmakers to create visual works inspired by the new sonic frontier surveyed in Flesh and Machine.

Filmmakers Atom Egoyan ‘The Sweet Hereafter’Mary Harron ‘American Psycho’Kevin Drew of ‘Broken Social Scene’Jim McKay ‘Breaking Bad’ and Ondi Timoner ‘Dig!’ have all contributed short-form works to this series along with more filmmakers to be announced soon.

The next level of this project is to find a select number of “undiscovered” filmmakers/artists to contribute and submit films for this one of a kind multi-dimensional hybrid of sound-as-media. Lanois and the Modern School of Film will curate this project and select three of the best films from these submissions to be used alongside the aforementioned directors for the promotion of the album, international screenings and within the live performance setting on the 2014/2015 tour cycle in support of this album. Please visit to learn more about the submission process and you can also follow the progress of this project at .

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