Brian Eno “Small Craft On a Milk Sea” Confirmed on Warp, Preorder Wed.

After a fuss over a leak and then an official confirmation from Warp, Brian Eno has unveiled his next album, “Small Craft On a Milk Sea.” The launch page reveals far more about the packaging than the actual music (though I must say, the packaging is very pretty). But the album does focus on collaboration, working with returning artists Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams. Hopkins and Eno have worked together regularly, and that trio produced some wonderful sounds, recording with Peter Chilvers, for the soundtrack for “The Lovely Bones.” Abrahams’ original mention on his Web diary also described some of …

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Evocative Videos for Flying Lotus, Matthew Dear Releases

Matthew Dear (teaser for the album “Black City,” below) and Flying Lotus (video for “MmmHmm” off Cosmogramma, above) each get rich, evocative video worlds to accompany their music. As a lot of music videos turn to gimmickry to try to go viral – tending to be either blindingly awesome, as with OK Go, or things trying to be as awesome as OK Go — these represent a vastly different approach. The visual universes they spin seem to flow straight out of the aesthetic textures of the music. For Flying Lotus, Warp Films (the visual offshoot of legendary Warp Records) turns …

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Burial and Four Tet Team Up … On Vinyl Only: “The Black Album,” In Real Life

Let me get this straight. Burial and Four Tet are working together on a record. But there’s … No artwork. No promos. An entirely … black cover? And it’s vinyl only? I’d believe the whole thing were an April Fool’s joke, if the folks at Bleep didn’t put out an email: We was so excited about this one, we couldn’t wait till next week to tell you… A split release shrouded in darkness (hence the artwork; no sales notes, no audio, no promos). We have been told the artwork will be in a black cover with a black sleeve on …

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