Brian Eno has released a brand new video for “Decline And Fall.” The track is taken from Eno‘s upcoming “Film Music 1976-2020” collection which is released through UMC on November 13, 2020. Watch the video below:
“Decline And Fall” originally featured in Eno’s original score for the movie “O Nome da Morte.” The film was directed by Henrique Goldman who was therefore a natural choice to direct this new video.
“Our video juxtaposes two cinematic narratives set in Brazil, one of the main frontiers in the final battle between Man and Nature,” explains Goldman. “The first comprises fragments of a drama about the tortured soul of the assassin portrayed in O Nome da Morte, and the second depicts a magical natural phenomena – the Invisible River of the Amazon – a meteorologic process on a colossal scale, whereby rainforest trees continually spray billions of gallons of water into the atmosphere.“
“The video is foreboding and suspenseful. Somewhere in the vast Brazilian landscape, something momentous lurks in the background. An unforeseen, greedy and merciless force disrupts the divine stream of life. The same force drives the hitman, who stealthily steps out of the shadows to kill for money. As rain and fire, fiction and science, birth and death, nature and civilisation, art, love and greed continually juxtapose each other, we become aware of the delicate natural balance that is being severely disrupted by our civilisation.”
Eno has had hundreds of pieces of his music used in films, documentaries and television programmes, including more than 20 complete scores for some of the best known directors in the world. “Film Music 1976 ~ 2020” finally brings together seventeen of his most recognisable film and television compositions; a perfect introduction to this enormous body of work.