Album: Brian Eno, Small Craft on a Milk Sea (Warp)

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Eno's first for Warp begins with some predictably ethereal Eno-esque chords informing us we are in yet another green world.

But later things warm up for a while with some tribally intense pieces that are unusually opaque and up-tempo for the man who generally has such a less-is-more approach. Perhaps this is partly the influence of his two collaborators, keyboardist Jon Hopkins and guitarist Leo Abrahams. But whatever, it's a rare pleasure to hear Eno being so "Blank Frank"-ly edgy and noisy again.