NPR music is now streaming the new album by revolutionary musician, producer and sonic architect Daniel Lanois.
NPR called his newest, Goodbye to Language, “a beautiful, beautiful record.” The record is the follow up to Lanois’ critically acclaimed Flesh And Machine and arrives September 9th.
Goodbye to Language is a deeply expressive work that recalls Lanois’ pivotal work with Brian Eno as well as the sounds Lanois used to form iconic albums like Bob Dylan’s Time Out of Mind, U2’s pivotal Achtung Baby, and works by Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris and others, as well Lanois’ own last album Flesh And Machine.
Stream Goodbye to Language by Daniel Lanois via NPR Music here: http://www.npr.org/2016/09/01/491517830/first-listen-daniel-lanois-goodbye-to-language?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social
The album was constructed entirely from the sounds of the pedal steel guitar, Daniel on the steel and his mate Rocco Deluca on the lap steel with compositional rigour that recalls the 20th century dreamscapes of Ravel and Debussy merged with a sense of sonic futurism.
“A deeply beautiful record that redefines the word meditative and shimmers with breathtaking passages of unhurried, received music” - Allaboutjazz.com
“Reflects his early production work with Brian Eno (notably On Land and Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks), and nuances heard later as grace notes and sympathetic background ambience amid the productions he developed for Michael Brook, Jon Hassell, U2, and Bob Dylan, among others.” - Disquiet.com
“Deploying a variety of effects, Lanois conjures a veritable sonic mood board, with tracks like opener ‘Low Sudden’ proffering the same majestic chordal clouds he lent to Brian Eno’s celestial Apollo : Atmospheres & Soundtracks album, while ‘Three Hills’ is all crystalline glissando shimmers and ‘Heavy Sun,’ with its semi-industrial drones, might have fallen off an early David Lynch soundtrack.” - Mojo