Roger Eno's latest solo album, ‘The Turning Year’, is set for release on the Deutsche Grammophon on 22 April 2022.
I really love the first single of this album which is the album’s title track and I cannot wait to hear the entire album. In this video for the album’s title track, Roger Eno’s melodic solo piano is underscored by a beautiful string orchestration – witness the interaction between the players recorded at Berlin’s legendary Teldex Studio.
‘The Turning Year’ allows the listener to step through Roger Eno’s looking-glass, filled as it is with free-flowing, affecting compositions. A blend of recent compositions and live favourites from Eno’s concert repertoire, the album offers a comprehensive presentation of Roger’s solo work.
“The Turning Year is like a collection of short stories or photographs of individual scenes, each with its own character but somehow closely related to the other. These pieces allow us, perhaps, to think on how we live our lives in facets; how we catch fleeting glimpses, how we walk through our lives, how we notice the turning year”, Roger Eno explains.
‘The Turning Year’ follows 2020’s ‘Mixing Colours’, his first full-length album recorded exclusively with his brother and compiled from pieces Roger had shared for over 15 years with Brian, who worked on them further with his own renowned digital enhancements. It was released in the same month that the Covid pandemic forced global lockdowns, when it swiftly became a staple of people’s newly muffled lives.