Amoeba Hollywood - December 8th @ 6:00pm
A special in-store performance by Daniel Lanois at Amoeba Hollywood Monday, December 8 at 6pm in support of his new album, Flesh and Machine (out now on ANTI-Records).
Purchase your copy at Amoeba Hollywood (and bring receipt to event) to get it signed after the performance.
Throughout a storied career as a musician, producer and engineer, Daniel Lanois helped push the ambient genre forward into celestial new territory as Brian Eno’s foremost protégé; he has recorded landmark albums for U2 and Peter Gabriel and helped to revitalize the sonic dimensions of Bob Dylan and Neil Young. But Flesh And Machine marks the first time Lanois has deployed every sonic weapon in his arsenal and attempted to break virgin ground in support of his own music.
Flesh And Machine was initially conceived as an ambient album, and tracks such as ‘Forest City’ take the classic Brian Eno albums that he worked on Ambient 4: On Land (1982) and Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983) as a wonderful bedrock to stand on to see the sonic future. The album bristles with new ideas. He spent countless hours processing an array of source sounds - steel and electric guitar, piano and human voice - to create the sound palette that is Flesh and Machine.
Exploring the ever evolving relationship between musicians and technology, Flesh And Machine takes organic instrumentation and alters the sounds with an assortment of recording technologies in real time. Initially conceived as an ambient album, the record stylistically references the classic Brian Eno albums Lanois worked on as a brilliant bedrock to stand on to see the sonic future. As Eno remarked, “Dan Lanois is just about the most musical person I've ever met."
Oscar winning composer and NIN collaborator Atticus Ross writes, "Flesh and Machine is a compelling listen. While it's true a couple of the songs evoke the groundbreaking work Lanois did alongside Eno in the early 80's what seems more important is that he's harnessed that same spirit of adventure and freedom which made those records so iconic. Organic at it's core it's the intense and unique processing of the elements that give the album it's electronic edge , and the achievement lies in retaining a sense of spontaneity and danger - Flesh and Machine feels alive and unpredictable.”