Brian Eno announces four album reissues including a trove of rare and unreleased material

Original ambient material coming your way.

That soothing wave just keeps rolling in this year. In addition to the bounteous crop of new ambient records we’ve highlighted already this year, the guy who coined the genre’s very name has announced a quartet of reissues.

Brian Eno will re-release four of his albums for All Saints Records on the same label this December, packaging each CD with a bonus disc of rare and unreleased material, including the first commercial release for his album My Squelchy Life.

His 1992 album Nerve Net will come accompanied with My Squelchy Life, which was scheduled for release in 1991 but never made fully available (though some tracks were re-worked for Nerve Net). The Shutov Assembly will be expanded with unreleased recordings from the same 1985-90 period that the album tracks date from, while 1993’s Neroli (Thinking Music Part IV) will be paired with New Space Music, an unreleased hour-long ambient work from 1992.

Finally, 1997’s The Drop will come with the music that accompanied 77 Million, Eno’s 2006 audio-visual installation at Laforet Museum in Harajuku, Japan.

Each album comes in deluxe casebound packaging and is accompanied by a 16 page booklet compiling photos, images and writing by Eno that is relevant to each release. Three of the albums are also being made available as gatefold double vinyl release containing the original audio only, but accompanied by a download card and containing printed inner sleeves with the content from the CD booklets.

Head to All Saints Records to find out more about each release and to pre-order. All four records are out on December 1.

Below, hear the lead track from Nerve Net and one of the unreleased bonus tracks that comes with The Shutov Assembly.

Tracklists:

Nerve Net

Original album
01. Fractal Zoom
02. Wire Shock
03. What Actually Happened?
04. Pierre In Mist
05. My Squelchy Life
06. Juju Space Jazz
07. The Roil, The Choke
08. Ali Click
09. Distributed Being
10. Web
11. Web (Lascaux Mix)
12. Decentre

Bonus material on expanded edition
01. I Fall Up
02. The Harness
03. My Squelchy Life
04. Tutti Forgetti
05. Stiff
06. Some Words
07. Juju Space Jazz
08. Under
09. Everybody’s Mother
10. Little Apricot
11. Over

The Shutov Assembly

Original album
01. Triennale
02. Alhondiga
03. Markgraph
04. Lanzarote
05. Francisco
06. Riverside
07. Innocenti
08. Stefelijk
09. Ikebukuro
10. Cavallino

Bonus material on expanded edition
01. Eastern Cities
02. Empty Platform
03. Big Slow Arabs
04. Storm
05. Rendition
06. Prague
07. Alhondiga Variation

Neroli

Original album
01. Neroli

Bonus material on expanded edition
01. New Space Music

The Drop

Original album
01. Slip, Dip
02. But If
03. Belgian Drop
04. Cornered
05. Block Drop
06. Out/Out
07. Swanky
08. Coasters
09. Blissed
10. M.C. Organ
11. Boomcubist
12. Hazard
13. Rayonism
14. Dutch Blur
15. Back Clack
16. Dear World
17. Iced World

Bonus material on expanded edition
01. Never Stomp
02. System Piano
03. Bonk 12
04. Luxor Night Car
05. Targa Summer
06. Cold
07. Little Slicer
08. Surf Birds
09. Targa

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