Sign up for our newsletter for new releases, reissues, and exclusive vinyl.
Curated by musicians and music lovers like Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Matt Sorum, Experience Vinyl is the vinyl club without the commitment. Like other clubs, every month we offer a limited edition pressing. Like other clubs, each album is chosen by its impact on us and the music world.
Unlike other clubs, you have zero obligation to buy it. It’s your music, your money, your choice. Get limited-run, collector’s edition pressings of only what you love.
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Though not the earliest entry in the genre (which Eno makes no claim to have invented), Ambient 1 (Music For Airports) was the first album ever to be explicitly labelled 'ambient music'. Eno had previously created similarly quiet, unobtrusive music on albums 'Evening Star', 'Discreet Music', and Harold Budd's 'The Pavilion of Dreams' (which he produced), but this was the first album to give it precedence as a cohesive concept. He gave his explanation of and aspirations for ambient music in this short 1978 essay. Eno conceived the idea for 'Music For Airports' while spending several hours waiting at Cologne Bonn Airport, becoming annoyed by the uninspired sound and the atmosphere it created. The recording was designed to be continuously looped as a sound installation, with the intent of defusing the tense, anxious atmosphere of an airport terminal, by avoiding the derivative and familiar elements of typical 'canned music'. The album features contributions from Robert Wyatt and Rhett Davies.
1.1 1/1 (Acoustic and Electric Piano; Synthesizer.) Brian Eno, Rhett Davies, Robert Wyatt 16:30 1.2 2/1 (Vocals; Synthesizer.) :20 2.1 1/2 (Vocals; Acoustic Piano.) 11:30 2.2 2/2 (Synthesizer Only. Lasts 9:38 6:00