After the Heat

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After the Heat
Studio album by Eno, Moebius, Roedelius
Released 1978
Recorded June 1977
Genre Ambient, krautrock, art rock, experimental rock
Length 40:19
Label Sky Records
Producer Brian Eno, Dieter Moebius, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Conny Plank
Brian Eno chronology
Music for Films
(1978)
After the Heat
(1978)
The Plateaux of Mirror
(1980)
Cluster chronology
Cluster & Eno
(with Brian Eno)
(1977)
After the Heat
(1978)
Grosses Wasser
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (9.3/10) [2]

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.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Eno, Moebius and Roedelius.

  1. "Oil"  – 4:12
  2. "Foreign Affairs"  – 3:30
  3. "Luftschloß"  – 3:10
  4. "The Shade"  – 3:08
  5. "Old Land"  – 4:10
  6. "Base & Apex"  – 4:29
  7. "Light Arms"  – 1:29
  8. "Broken Head"  – 5:25
  9. "The Belldog"  – 6:16
  10. "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.)

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