After the Heat

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After the Heat
Studio album by Eno, Moebius and Roedelius
Released 1978 (1978)
Recorded June 1977
Studio Conny's Studio, Cologne, Germany
Length 40:19
Label Sky
  • Brian Eno
  • Dieter Moebius
  • Hans-Joachim Roedelius
  • Conny Plank
Brian Eno chronology
Music for Films
After the Heat
The Plateaux of Mirror
Cluster chronology
Cluster & Eno
After the Heat
Grosses Wasser

After the Heat is a 1978 album by Brian Eno, Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius (the latter two being the core members of Cluster), credited to "Eno Moebius Roedelius". 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.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Trouser Pressfavourable[3]

Comparing the album to the musicians' previous collaboration Cluster & Eno (1977), Pitchfork wrote in their favourable retrospective review: "A few piano-centered instrumentals hint at the sound of the earlier record, but After The Heat exists in a fantastic sphere of its own."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Brian Eno, Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius.

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


  • Conny Plank – engineer
  • Michael Weisse – cover photography


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