Boomkat Product Review:
After seeing Roger Eno live, I must admit that it gave me a whole lot of respect for a man often overshadowed by his legendary brother. Even though Roger collaborated with his sibling on the classic ‘Apollo’ album, he never quite received credit for the value of his own compositions. ‘The Flatlands’, originally released in 1994, is a great album and deserves to be discovered by anyone who missed it first time round. A startlingly beautiful collection of folk-influenced orchestral tracks not unlike Clogs’ recent album ‘Lantern’ or Max Richter’s wonderful ‘Blue Notebooks’, Eno has managed to forge something beautifully evocative. Pensive and romantic, there are influences here ranging from Celtic folk, through vintage film soundtracks and into American folk - anyone who has been enjoying the recent All-Saints reissues will find this a much needed addition to an important series.