UMC have announced the upcoming CD release of Brian Eno’s celebrated Rams: Original Soundtrack Album.
Originally released earlier this year as a Record Store Day vinyl only exclusive, the album garnered a great deal of attention with unanimously glowing reviews. Due to an overwhelming number of enquiries from fans, UMC have agreed to make it available in a very limited one-off CD pressing which will be available on January 22.
Eno scored the soundtrack to an intimate documentary about Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers in history. It takes an unprecedented look at the life and legacy of the man responsible for so many iconic designs and in line with the aesthetic of the film, the director Gary Hustwit asked Brian to write the original score because of “a connection between Dieter’s design sensibility and Brian’s music.”
One of the tracks from Rams OST, “Design as Reduction” is also featured in Eno’s recent Film Music 1976 – 2020 album. Film Music is a first ever collection of music from Brian Eno’s film and TV soundtrack oeuvre and features classic compositions, lesser-known gems and previously unreleased tracks, for films by directors including Michelangelo Antonioni, Michael Mann, Peter Jackson, Derek Jarman and David Lynch. Whilst it was released in the rest of the world in November 2020, Film music 1976 – 2020 will also be made available on CD and 12” double vinyl LP in the US for the first time on January 22.
In a recent interview with New York Times, however, Eno admits he could have just as well called it “Music That Has Found Films.” These 17 tracks comprise only a fraction of his music that has appeared as scores or on soundtracks.
“There are quite important pieces, in terms of my film music career, that are missing from this album,” he said. “But they just wouldn’t fit in this particular version.”
Rams: Original Soundtrack Album is out on January 22. Scroll down to read the full tracklisting and pre-order it here.
“Bright Clouds of Metal”
“A Warm Sweet Bed”
“Design as Reduction”
“For A New Design”