Discussing his new album The Ship, Brian Eno says: "On a musical level, I wanted to make a record of songs that didn't rely on the normal underpinnings of rhythmic structure and chord progressions but which allowed voices to exist in their own space and time, like events in a landscape. I wanted to place sonic events in a free, open space.
"One of the starting points was my fascination with the First World War, that extraordinary trans-cultural madness that arose out of a clash of hubris between empires. It followed immediately after the sinking of the Titanic, which to me is its analogue. The Titanic was the Unsinkable Ship, the apex of human technical power, set to be Man's greatest triumph over nature."
This collectors' edition CD features a clothbound spine and includes four individual art cards alongside an eight page booklet.
3.(i) Fickle Sun
4.(ii) The Hour Is Thin
5.(iii) Iâm Set Free