MusicThoughts

a quiet place to think about music

When you place a piece of work in the world, you place it in terms of a set of expectations.

(Eno reaches into his pocket and draws out the latest album by rap group De La Soul.)

When this group released this album, they put it in a package that tells you exactly what kind of focus to bring to hearing it. You're not going to listen to this the way you listen to Mahler or to Stan Kenton.
Brian Eno