His 22nd LP, ‘FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE’ documents how the famed experimental musician and producer feels about the narrowing future of our planet. Filled with vocals that are resonant, heavy and mantra-like, Eno celebrates the minutiae of the world while performing valediction for the beauty around us. As documents of environmental catastrophe go, ‘FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE’ is meditative and absorbing rather than agitating or motivational, with Eno attempting to use his vocals to situate humans within his atmospheric landscapes.
On tracks like ‘There Were Bells’ there are chirps and clicks that hint at burgeoning life, while the hymnal ‘These Small Noises’ brims with choral voices. Alternately sparsely atmospheric and immediately human, this latest from Brian Eno is a fine return to song and an emotive snapshot of a turbulently changing world.