Roger Eno / Peter Hammill

The Appointed Hour

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This is how it came about: Prior to the effort in question, Hammill and Roger Eno chose a key in which to begin, and a specific time at which their performances would start. Then, sitting in their respective studios, miles apart, and with no communication whatsoever, they began to improvise, using various instruments. After one hour exactly, both ceased performing. Eno packed his tape off to Hammill, who then mixed the results together, producing an hour-long master. An experiment that might well have resulted in cacophonous terror actually yielded engaging and extremely palatable results, with a variety of keyboard sounds, Eno's cello, piano, and guitars weaving through the mixture. There is a haunting quality to The Appointed Hour, as well as an underlying harmonic strength that supports repeated close listening.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
2:33 Spotify
2 2:00 Spotify
3 5:56 Spotify
4 2:25 Spotify
5 4:00 Spotify
6 1:42 Spotify
7 1:40 Spotify
8 3:31 Spotify
9
1:14 Spotify
10 2:59 Spotify
11 2:00 Spotify
12 2:55 Spotify
13 3:22 Spotify
14 1:34 Spotify
15 3:35 Spotify
16 0:56 Spotify
17
3:11 Spotify
18 5:12 Spotify
19 5:01 Spotify
20 4:09 Spotify
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