The world seems going to be Eno-mad at the moment, or at least a little more Eno-mad than usual.
This month sees the publication of Another Green World, a new book about Brian’s album of the same name, preceded by the TV premiere of an Arena documentary about his life and work; now pop-psych duo MGMT have revealed that there’s a track on their forthcoming second album entitled, yep, ‘Brian Eno’. Is all this what your man might call “scenius”?
Speaking to NME, Ben Goldwasser explained that the album, which they’ve been working on with Dave Fridmann and former Spacemen 3 headcase Pete ‘Sonic Boom’ Kember, should be taken as a complete body of work rather than a collection of singles.
“We’d rather people hear the whole album as an album and see what tracks jump out rather than the ones that get played on the radio – if anything gets played on the radio! […] “There definitely isn’t a ‘Time To Pretend’ or a ‘Kids’ on the album. We’ve been talking about ways to make sure people hear the album as an album in order and not just figure out what are the best three tracks, download those and not listen to the rest of it.”
Goldwasser confirmed that songs set to feature on the album include ‘It’s Working’, ‘Brian Eno’ and ‘Song For Dan Treacy’.