Roger Eno

The Turning Year

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Roger Eno is a British composer and musician whose distinctive style as a recording artist has attracted a cult following. Last year he made his debut on Deutsche Grammophon with Mixing Colours, his first duo album with his brother, Brian, which was released to great acclaim.

Now Roger’s latest solo album, The Turning Year, is set for release on the Yellow Label. The Turning Year allows the listener to step through Roger Eno’s looking-glass, filled with glimpses of pastoral scenes and free-flowing, affecting compositions. These pieces are exquisitely realised by Eno as pianist and he is joined on some tracks by the lauded German string ensemble Scoring Berlin.

With a blend of recent compositions and live favourites from Eno’s concert repertoire, the album offers a comprehensive presentation of the composer’s solo work. “The Turning Year is like a collection of short stories or photographs of individual scenes, each with its own character but somehow closely related to the other,” explains Eno. “Listening to it made me think about how we live our lives in facets, how we catch fleeting glimpses, how we walk through our lives, how we notice the turning year.”


Barry says: Poor Rodge, hiding in the shadow of his definitely better known brother while crafting such sweet and beautiful modern-classical compositions must be a bitter pill to swallow, it must give him *some* comfort to know that I, a lowly shop worker in Manchester actually listens to and enjoys his work far more often. Surely? This is stunning anyway. Gorgeous, evocative modern classical soundscapes.


A Place We Once Walked
Slow Motion
The Turning Year
Hope (the Kindness Of Strangers)
On The Horizon
Something Made Out Of Nothing
An Intimate Distance
Stars And Wheels
Low Cloud, Dark Skies

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