Brian Eno unveils music video for "Garden Of Stars"

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2022

FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE, Brian Eno’s first studio album in six years, debuted last month to critical acclaim on vinyl, CD, digital formats and Dolby Atmos Blu-ray—listen/share here. A new video for “Garden Of Stars,” produced by Eno and long-time collaborator and album artwork creator Nick Robertson premieres today—watch/share here.

Appearing in the first half of the album, “Garden Of Stars” is among the most ominous from a record that explores Eno’s feelings about the climate emergency.
Of the video he says, “imagine a being huge enough to have our universe as a plaything, and to watch in fascination as that universe is born, flourishes and finally snuffs itself out…or alternately divides into a million parallel selves.”

“‘The Garden Of Stars’ video imagines the creation of stars as occurring in a garden where exotic new cross breeds of flowers are created and populate the heavens,” says Robertson. “Each one a unique variation on a universal blueprint.”

A song-based album, FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE features Brian’s vocals on the majority of the 10 tracks.

“I started with all of these tracks creating a sonic world, making a world that seemed interesting to me and then I picked up a microphone and started singing, so there is no rhythm in most of the songs and very few chord changes,” said Eno in a conversation with Iggy Pop on BBC 6Music. “I thought there should be other elements just like the wind and the rain so they (the vocals) are not synchronized necessarily, they just happen…most of the time it was a pretty straightforward and immediate approach to what happened when I plugged the mic in, I got a nice sound and suddenly I was a different person in a different place, thinking I’ll have an adventure.”

The record was made at his studios in West London and Norfolk. In addition to the artist’s daughter, Darla Eno, and niece, Cecily Eno, FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE features contributions from Leo Abrahams, Roger Eno, Peter Chilvers, Clodagh Simonds, and Jon Hopkins. Eno previously debuted the official videos for two tracks from the album, “We Let It In” and “There Were Bells.”

Eno is a pioneer of spatial audio with experiments and audio installations stretching back over the past forty years. He crafted these new recordings with three-dimensional sound in mind. The album includes studio recordings of two tracks, “There Are Bells” and “Garden Of Stars.” It also includes “Making gardens out of silence in the uncanny valley” that features as part of the ongoing Serpentine interdisciplinary program, BACK TO EARTH, working to address the ongoing climate emergency.