Fred Again.. & Brian Eno / Secret Life
Album: Secret Life   Collection:General
Artist:Fred Again.. & Brian Eno   Added:Oct 2023
Label:Text Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2023-10-22 Pull Date: 2023-12-24
Week Ending: Dec 3 Nov 26 Nov 12 Nov 5 Oct 29
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 15, 2024: The cleanroom
4. Jan 13, 2024: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
2. Feb 14, 2024: GORP
5. Dec 30, 2023: Music Casserole
Enough, Trying
3. Jan 31, 2024: demo
Chest, Trying, Cmon
6. Nov 27, 2023: Virtually Happy

Album Review
Reviewed 2023-10-02
Blissful, longing, ambient album. A really nice collaboration between rising house star Fred Again.. and longtime legend Brian Eno. Seems random as hell, but apparently they have worked together since 2014 and they certainly seem to bring out the best of each other on this album. 11 short-form blissout tracks with minimal and quite creatively-treated vocals. For fans of Boards of Canada, Huerco S., GAS, Oval, etc. Released on Four Tet's record label. He calls it "the most beautiful album of 2023."

All songs FCC CLEAN All tracks are great. Start with: 3, 5, 8

1. Drifting, with vocal loops and soft piano. Repetitive and slow-building which adds emotional intensity
2. Acoustic guitar, buried vocals, crackling footstep samples
*3. Churning cello samples, old voicemail recordings, longing vocals. Great ambient swells. Very poignant
4. Shimmery with bleary vocal samples and rumbling electronics
*5. Swingy and sweeping with an almost baroque chord progression. Beautiful
6. Very quiet and minimal. Piano and drone
7. Crystalline pulses and distorted guest vocals from Bon Iver. Looped laughing samples
*8. Beautiful ballad with chopped and distorted vocals from a variety of contributors (including the National). Yearning
9. Lumbering electroacoustic piece with almost operatic vocals
10. Shimmery, dazzling, expansive
11. Vocals-forward with a quiet background. Cracked, fragile quality

Track Listing
1. I Saw You   6. Pause
2. Secret   7. Safety
3. Radio   8. Cmon
4. Follow   9. Trying
5. Enough   10. Chest
  11. Come on Home