Brian Eno ‎– :Neroli: (Thinking Music Part IV)

All Saints ‎– ASCD15
CD, Album


1 Neroli 57:58

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Composed and recorded at the Wilderness Studios, Suffolk.
Published by Opal Music (except in North America by Upala Music Inc. / BMI)
Mastered at Chop 'Em Out, London

℗ & © All Saints Records Limited
© C.S.J. Bofop March 1993 (liner notes)

℗ 1993 All Saints Records Ltd
© Opal Music 1993 (except in North America by Upala Music Inc. / BMI)

Manufactured in the U.K.

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  • Barcode: 5 023701 001522

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
12957 1101 2 Brian Eno :Neroli: (Thinking Music Part IV)(CD, Album) Materiali Sonori, All Saints 12957 1101 2 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
POCP-1325 Brian Eno :Neroli: (Thinking Music Part IV)(CD, Album) All Saints POCP-1325 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
ASCD15, ASCDA15 Brian Eno :Neroli: (Thinking Music Part IV)(CD, Album, RP) All Saints, All Saints ASCD15, ASCDA15 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WAST012CD, BRAS012 Brian Eno Neroli(CD, Album, RE + CD) All Saints, Beat Records WAST012CD, BRAS012 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
STRESS0011243 Brian Eno Neroli(CD, Album, Unofficial) Stress Records (2) STRESS0011243 Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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April 26, 2016
Anyone with any idea as to the release year of this version?


October 30, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
This is a great piece of music, and it fulfils its title function very well. I've been listening to it while studying & it has made that a much more tolerable, even enjoyable, experience.

As far as the whole modal decription is concerned, to clarify matters a mode is a 'scale within a scale', that is to say a scale derived from the interior notes of a 'normal' scale eg. from the 3rd to the 3rd (Phrygian) or the 5th to the 5th (Mixolydian). There are seven basic modes, one for each note of the standard Western major/minor scale. The major scale could be considered the 'Ionian' mode and the natural minor is the 'Aeolian' mode. The phrygian mode which is utilised in this piece is more simply described as a natural minor mode with a flattened 2nd degree. Modality has nothing to do with chord construction techniques.


November 11, 2003

Modal means that a tune is not based on a common major or minor chord, but on a 6th or 7th, for example. So the base notes are not 3 (triad) but 4. It's more or less this.


August 7, 2003

&quot;Neroli&quot; is modal. In this case the mode is the Phrygian, whose flattened second evokes the Moorish atmosphere alluded to in the title&quot; …boy, I feel stupid sometimes! If you know what this means, please let me know as I really would like to understand.<BR>
I do understand however that once again this is delightful sound (it’s nothing more then a piano, toggled every so many seconds) that brings you to the boundaries of music and gives you the choice as to actually listen to the music or just undergo it. I prefer the last one and put Neroli on while working or reading and it always manages to enhance the atmosphere so much with so little. <BR> This is definitely of Eno’s best work.


November 11, 2002

":Neroli:" is a modal piece, like "Music for Airports", "The Plateaux of Mirror", "On Land", etc. The result is atmosphere, ambience... It seems this CD has been used during childbirth in some maternity hospitals.