'The Ship' is due out April 29.

By Eric Renner Brown
February 24, 2016 at 04:36 PM EST
Shamil Tanna

Experimental musician and producer Brian Eno has announced his latest studio album. The 67-year-old trailblazer will release The Ship — his first solo record since 2012’s Grammy-nominated LUX — on April 29. Eno developed The Ship from testing three dimensional recording techniques, according to a press release, making it “as much musical novel as traditional album.”

“On a musical level, I wanted to make a record of songs that didn’t rely on the normal underpinnings of rhythmic structure and chord progressions, but which allowed voices to exist in their own space and time, like events in a landscape,” Eno said in a statement. “I wanted to place sonic events in a free, open space.” Eno also cited his fascinations with World War I and the Titanic as inspirations for the album.

In addition to The Ship‘s release, a series of Eno exhibits will be erected throughout the world so that fans can hear “an alternative telling” of the album in “multi-channel 3-dimensional sound installations.” Additional details about these exhibits were not immediately provided.

Eno’s most recent release of new music was 2014’s High Life, his collaborative record with Karl Hyde. Beyond his numerous studio albums, Eno also worked on seminal records by other artists including Talking Heads’ Remain In Light, U2’s The Joshua Tree, and David Bowie’s Low. “I feel a huge gap now,” Eno wrote when Bowie died in January, adding that he and the iconic rockstar had been discussing making more music together.

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