4 items by Michael Bloom

  • Ambient 1: Music For Airports

    Ambient 1: Music For Airports | ALBUM REVIEW

    Brian Eno carefully distinguishes his art music, which is also his pop music, from his gebrauchsmusik, or utilitarian undertakings. Ambient 1 Music for Airports is as utilitarian as they come: it's conceived as background sound for airport...

    July 26, 1979 12:00 AM ET
  • Hemispheres

    Hemispheres | ALBUM REVIEW

    Fans will doubtless find Hemispheres another good, solid Rush album. And it's time to apprise the nonfans as well, because this power trio uniquely bridges the gap between heavy metal and sterile technology (sort of where Blue...

    March 22, 1979 12:00 AM ET
  • Bursting Out: Jethro Tull Live

    Bursting Out: Jethro Tull Live | ALBUM REVIEW

    Jethro Tull's double live album is almost too perfect. Bursting Out can't be faulted on any of the usual live-record stumbling blocks: the performances exemplify Tull's technical mastery and omnipresent energy, the track selection runs the stylistic...

    December 28, 1978 12:00 AM ET
  • Heavy Horses

    Heavy Horses | ALBUM REVIEW

    The secret of Jethro Tull's longevity is that the band always plays its cards sparingly. For example, "No Lullaby," one of Heavy Horses' two epics, deploys an extensive catalog of aurally exciting effects: flanged drums, echo on...

    September 21, 1978 12:00 AM ET