17 March 2013

Low (1977)

Seen as the first in the 'Berlin Trilogy' cycle, Low was actually recorded in France and only mixed in Berlin.
More significantly this was the first album that saw Bowie collaborating with Brian Eno who, with Tony Visconti's innovative production, allowed Bowie to experiment with ambient sound.
Eno had brought his EMS synthesiser with him and Visconti his new Harmoniser.
These allowed the group to create and manipulate sounds unlike anything else being produced.
The results were startling, especially the wonderful Warszawa.

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