Daniel Lanois Returns To Ambient Music With ‘Goodbye to Language’

goodbye-to-language-daniel-lanoisAnti- Records has announced a new album by producer, songwriter and ambient music pioneer Daniel Lanois, Goodbye To Language.

Here’s what the label has to say about the upcoming album:

Goodbye to Language is the perfect joining of the dots, through the world-changing experiments of his early days with Eno, through his flights through the most rarefied atmospheres of the mainstream of music.

Constructed entirely from the sounds of the pedal steel guitar, Daniel on the pedal steel and his mate Rocco Deluca on the lap steel with compositional rigour that recalls the 20th century dreamscapes of Ravel and Debussy, with a sense of sonic futurism and yet also with the naturalness that can only come from someone rooted in centuries of grassroots music.

And while fusions of influence can sometimes lead to homogenisation in the blending of source material, this record does precisely the opposite: it’s about highlighting the highest common factors from a lifetime of influences.

Or as he succinctly puts it: “I operate under the banner of soul music – music that just feels right and comes from a truthful place.”

Here’s a preview of Goodbye To Language, the track Heavy Sun:

Goodbye to Language is scheduled to be released September 9th, 2016. It is available to pre-order on Amazon and iTunes.

5 thoughts on “Daniel Lanois Returns To Ambient Music With ‘Goodbye to Language’

  1. Saw him perform at Moogfest 2016. He has a unique and beautiful mastery over the steel pedal guitar. Always nice to see more from Daniel Lanois.

    1. Yeah, he plays a mean steel pedal; love that instrument to death, such a great sound.

      Would love to see him get back into more solo work; wasn’t wild about black dub…

  2. One of the reasons I became interested in making music (and in synths) was Lanois’ work with Eno, and his own marvelous solo work. Looking forward to this one.

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