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  • Summary: The six-disc collection of music made by the British ambient artist/producer for art exhibitions was co-produced with Nick Robertson.
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  1. May 3, 2018
    90
    This collection of his most ambient and interesting soundtracks is presented here in a contemporary art crescendo; and features the good, the better and the synthesized from his artsy endeavours.
  2. May 7, 2018
    80
    Music For Installations doesn't offer a single listening experience: these tracks make far more sense looped, either alone or in small groups, to create a particular, sustained mood.
  3. May 3, 2018
    80
    he only complaint (quibble really), is that a number of the pieces don't have endings. ... Otherwise, this is an enjoyable and important document. One of many for a pioneer we are all grateful to have discovered.
  4. May 7, 2018
    80
    Its pieces are beautiful and always different, and yet always the same, generic without losing character.
  5. May 16, 2018
    65
    Music For Installations has its fair share of the unexpected. Not content to just explore sonic textures and processed sounds, Eno shows off his creative ambition by tinkering with tempo, rhythm, percussion, and even an occasional melody. But it's all done within the constraints of integrating music with the environment to elicit emotions and establish moods. And this is where Eno excels.
  6. May 3, 2018
    60
    This might be music that is superficially clean and minimal but, at its best, you’ll hear the toil and effort underneath the seemingly frictionless surfaces. ... Some of these pieces, particularly the rather lazy-sounding final CD, Music for Future Installations, sound as if they were made on an iPhone and took less time to write than they do to listen to.
  7. The Wire
    Jul 12, 2018
    60
    Ultimately, though, it’s a portrait of the artist on permanent vacation. [Jun 2018, p.72]

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