What our staff has to say: “Slightly uncomfy ambient electronic music in the best way possible. At moments atmospheric, others motorik, others twisting and turning, After The Heat is ambient that doesn’t let you rest. I’m a big fan of the electronic Eno output, and whenever you bring him together with Moebius and Roedelius, you really can’t go wrong.” – Hannah
2022 repress of Bureau B’s 2009 reissue. LP version. Originally released in 1978 on Sky Records, After The Heat was the second collaborative release by Brian Eno with Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster). Produced once again by Conny Plank, After The Heat is a suite of micro-managed organic and electronic instrumentation that features recited and sung vocals by Eno on 3 tracks. As Asmus Tietchens writes in the liner notes: “Cluster & Eno can, with the benefit of hindsight and without overstating its case, be seen as the first ambient album to have been produced in Germany. The second LP, After The Heat, is, however, a completely different story. Whilst Cluster & Eno bears the hallmark of a Cluster composition guided by Eno’s ambient concept, After The Heat is more of an Eno album bearing stylistic characteristics of Cluster music.” Sweet, slow-moving and airy, with a modern classical/prog appeal.