Moss Garden

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"Moss Garden"
Song by David Bowie from the album "Heroes"
Released 14 October 1977
Recorded Hansa Studio by the Wall, West Berlin
July–August 1977
Genre Ambient
Length 5:03
Label RCA Records
Writer(s) David Bowie, Brian Eno
Producer(s) David Bowie, Tony Visconti
"Heroes" track listing
"Sense of Doubt"
"Moss Garden"

"Moss Garden" is an instrumental piece written by David Bowie and Brian Eno in 1977 for the album "Heroes". It was the second of three instrumentals on side two of the original vinyl album that segued into one another, following "Sense of Doubt" and preceding "Neuköln".

The track features Bowie plucking a koto, a traditional Japanese string instrument, the sound of which has been likened to "a banjo half asleep".[1] In contrast to the foreboding "Sense of Doubt" that precedes it, "Moss Garden" is a tranquil, ethereal piece, described by biographer David Buckley as "Bowie and Eno at their most painterly and abstract".[2]


  1. ^ Roy Carr & Charles Shaar Murray (1981). Bowie: An Illustrated Record: p.92
  2. ^ David Buckley (1999). Strange Fascination - David Bowie: The Definitive Story: p.324