Brian Eno - An Ending (Ascent), original version not remixed, just extended to an hour long for more listening pleasure. Enjoy
Brian Eno (pronounced /ˈiːnoʊ/) (born on 15 May 1948, in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England), with full name Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, is an English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. As a solo artist, he is best known as the father of modern ambient music.
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Ambient. Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno (born 15 May 1948), commonly known as simply Brian Eno (pronounced /ˈiːnoʊ/), is an English musician, composer, record producer, music theorist and singer, who, as a solo artist, is best known as one of the principal innovators of ambient music. Eno studied at art school, taking inspiration from minimalist painting, but he had little musical education or playing experience when he joined the band Roxy Music as their keyboards and synthesisers player in the early 1970s. Roxy Music's success in the glam rock scene came quickly, but Eno soon tired of touring, and he left the group after the release of For Your Pleasure (1973), beginning his solo career with Here Come the Warm Jets (1973) and Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (1974). Eno extended his reach into more experimental musical styles with (No Pussyfooting) (1973) (a collaboration with Robert Fripp), Another Green World (1975) and Discreet Music (1975). His pioneering efforts at "sonic landscapes" began to consume more of his time beginning with Ambient 1/Music for Airports (1978) and later Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks (1983) which was composed for the documentary film For All Mankind. Eno nevertheless continued to sing on some of his records, ranging from Before and After Science (1977) to Another Day on Earth (2005). Eno's solo work was extremely influential, pioneering ambient and generative music, innovating production techniques, and emphasizing "theory over practice." He also introduced the concept of chance music to popular audiences partly through collaborations with other musicians. By the end of the 1970s, Eno had worked with David Bowie on the avant-garde "Berlin Trilogy," helped popularise the American punk rock band Devo and the punk-influenced "No Wave" genre, and had begun to work frequently with Harold Budd, John Cale, Cluster, Robert Fripp and David Byrne, with whom he produced the influential My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1981). He produced three albums by Talking Heads, including Remain in Light (1980), produced seven albums for U2, including The Joshua Tree (1987), and worked on records by James, Laurie Anderson, Coldplay, Paul Simon, and Slowdive, among others. As an artist, Brian Eno pursues ventures in parallel to his music career: art installations, a newspaper column in The Observer, and "Oblique Strategies" (written with Peter Schmidt), a deck of cards wherein each card has a cryptic remark or random insight meant to resolve a dilemma. He continues to collaborate with other musicians, produce records, release his own music, and write.
I heard someone else's version of this elsewhere and thought I'd give it a go myself. The music is from Brian Eno's album, "Apollo - Atmospheres & Soundtracks". Richard Burton's reading comes, I believe, from an album of poetry recitals that he recorded in 1978 simply entitled 'A Personal Anthology'. This is my second attempt at this combination/video - my first attracted 8K+ views but some folk complained the spoken vocal was drowned out by the music - I hope this version is more distinct. 'Desiderata' was written in 1927 by American writer, poet and lawyer Max Ehrmann, and its words are as follows; "Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy"
A synergy of reversed and forward Ascent, slowed to a other worldly brilliance, like the color orange incandescent in the sunrise.
Music by Brian Eno and sea animation.
For those just noticing that its not "An Ending (Ascent)", This is the Music For Films Volume 2 version. RARE! Sorry about the surface noise. Images from the DRIFT series by Russell Mills.
Album Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks (1983) Track 05
Made with Paul Stretch, enjoy