"Dayal's lucid, elegant deconstruction of Brian Eno's most beguiling album is also an inspiring, delightful inquiry into the nature of creativity and constraint. Anyone interested in art making needs to read this." Ed Park, author of Personal Days
"Dayal's unique and fresh take, which also delves into Discreet Music, is a must read for Eno fans and makes a great primer for the uninitiated."-Flagpole Magazine
Selected by Flavorwire as one of "10 Great Books about Music by Female Writers" http: //flavorwire.com/features/staff-lists/7967-words-and-music-our-60-favorite-music-books/3/
Article by author Geeta Dayal in Frieze, 1st June 2010, with a puff for the book in the end.
."..the best short introduction to Eno's work and ethos going." The Wire, February 2010
The book itself is a masterpiece; it's not just a book about the making of a record, it's a book about how to make art and how to think about how to make art.--Amanda Palmer
meditative, but the album itself was an experiment fueled by
adrenaline, panic, and pure faith. It was the first Brian Eno album to
be composed almost completely in the confines of a recording studio,
over a scant few months in the summer of 1975. The album was a proof
of concept for Eno's budding ideas of "the studio as musical
instrument," and a signpost for a bold new way of thinking about
In this book, Geeta Dayal unravels Another Green World's abundant
mysteries, venturing into its dense thickets of sound. How was an
album this cohesive and refined formed in such a seemingly ad hoc way?
How were electronics and layers of synthetic treatments used to create
an album so redolent of the natural world? How did a deck of cards
figure into all of this? Here, through interviews and archival
research, she unearths the strange story of how Another Green World
formed the link to Eno's future -- foreshadowing his metamorphosis
from unlikely glam rocker to sonic painter and producer.