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BRIAN ENO & ROGER ENO announce short film series

February 7, 2020

From Soundscapes to Landscapes

Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers collaborate on a series of short films – for Roger Eno and Brian Eno’s new album Mixing Colours

Watch the short film for Celeste here

“Sometimes the clouds reach to the ground.”Brian Eno 

Following the announcement of their first album as a duo, Roger Eno and Brian Eno’s Mixing Colours – due for international release by Deutsche Grammophon on 20 March 2020 – the brothers have delivered a series of accompanying films. Produced and directed by Brian Eno and musician/software designer Peter Chilvers, these short films offer an enriching counterpart to seven of the album’s eighteen pieces. They will be made available on digital platforms over the coming months with the first one – for the album track Celeste – out today. 

Eno and Chilvers have worked together for many years, notably on interactive apps such as BloomScapeTrope and, most recently, Bloom: 10 Worlds. Their films for Mixing Colours distil the album’s essence, marrying the simplicity and contemplative qualities of its soundscapes with suitably uncomplicated, mesmerising imagery of slowly-changing, dreamlike panoramas. Whether or not these settings are familiar, their impressionistic character lends them an enigmatic anonymity, encouraging the mind to wander into worlds both real and imagined.

“The more you listen,” says Roger Eno, “particularly with the fabulous worlds that Brian has created, you can really walk into this enormous landscape and stay.”

“Nearly all of the work on this album was done on trains,” Brian says of his contribution to Mixing Colours. “I can sit there with my computer and headphones, and these pieces are absolutely perfect train music for me.” This working environment helped shape his and Chilvers’ films, representing another aspect of the creative exchange at the heart of the project. All but one of the recording’s eighteen tracks have colour-related titles, and several of them will now be accompanied by imagery that, in its use of contrast and shifting tonal shades, flawlessly mirrors Mixing Colours’ subtle, seductive aesthetic

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CD Tracklisting 

01. Spring Frost

02. Burnt Umber

03. Celeste

04. Wintergreen

05. Obsidian

06. Blonde

07. Dark Sienna

08. Verdigris (Album Focus Track)

09. 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 

2LP Gatefold Tracklisting

01. Spring Frost
02. Burnt Umber
03. Celeste
04. Wintergreen
05. Obsidian
06. Blonde
07. Dark Sienna
08. Verdigris (Album Focus Track)
09. 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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