After the Heat
|After the Heat|
|Studio album by Eno, Moebius, Roedelius|
|Genre||Ambient, krautrock, art rock, experimental rock|
|Producer||Brian Eno, Dieter Moebius, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Conny Plank|
|Brian Eno chronology|
|Pitchfork Media||(9.3/10) |
After the Heat is a 1978 album by Brian Eno, Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius (last two are both members of Cluster). The album represents the second collaboration by the trio, the first being 1977's Cluster & Eno. As with the previous album, After the Heat was created in collaboration with the influential "krautrock" producer, Conny Plank.
The track "Tzima N'Arki" contains a reversed vocal track, part of which includes the chorus of Eno's song "King's Lead Hat" (from his album Before and after Science), itself an anagram of "Talking Heads", whose recordings Eno was producing during that period."Broken Head" makes prominent use of tape flanging on Eno's declaimed vocal.
The song "The Belldog" is notable for its sequenced analogue synth bassline. "The Wanderer" from U2's album Zooropa (which Eno co-produced) shares heavy similarities to "Belldog", and makes use of a similar sounding bassline.
All songs composed by Eno, Moebius and Roedelius.
- "Oil" – 4:12
- "Foreign Affairs" – 3:30
- "Luftschloß" – 3:10
- "The Shade" – 3:08
- "Old Land" – 4:10
- "Base & Apex" – 4:29
- "Light Arms" – 1:29
- "Broken Head" – 5:25
- "The Belldog" – 6:16
- "Tzima N'Arki" – 4:30
(The above list presents the tracks in the order they appeared on the original LP release. Some CD issues have an alternative running order.)
- Brian Eno – vocals, bass guitar, synthesizers/keyboards
- Dieter Moebius – synthesizers/keyboards
- Hans-Joachim Roedelius – synthesizers/keyboards
- Holger Czukay - bass guitar on "T'zima N'arki"
- Conny Plank – Engineer
- Cover photograph: - Micheal Weisser