Moss Garden

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"Moss Garden"
Song by David Bowie
from the album "Heroes"
Released14 October 1977
RecordedHansa Studio by the Wall, West Berlin
July–August 1977
Songwriter(s)David Bowie, Brian Eno
Producer(s)David Bowie, Tony Visconti

"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] Eno plays a Yamaha synthesizer.[2] 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".[3]


  1. ^ Roy Carr & Charles Shaar Murray (1981). Bowie: An Illustrated Record: p. 92
  2. ^ 1960–, Jones, Dylan, (2018). David Bowie : a life (First ed.). New York: Three Rivers Press. p. 267. ISBN 9780451497833. OCLC 974992385.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  3. ^ David Buckley (1999). Strange Fascination – David Bowie: The Definitive Story: p. 324