I think I speak for everyone when I say that Geeta’s take on Brian Eno’s Another Green World for the 33 1/3 series was hotly anticipated. I can think of few titles in the series that generated as much excitement from the time her pitch was accepted to publication. Those who waited will be richly rewarded by her insightful look into Eno and his approach to recording his landmark album, Another Green World.
Geeta avoids the landmines that surround a work like this. She brought her A game when it came to researching this book, digging up cool quotes and getting great input from the people who helped Eno make this record. She doesn’t fetishize Eno’s genius; rather, she investigates his methods to demystify the way in which Eno made the album. For anyone who’s been intimidated by Brian Eno as a monolith, this is a great way to get into his work, and the book offers a glimpse into his approach to his later ambient works that makes them much more accessible.
For a book series that can be pretty hit or miss, Geeta’s take on Another Green World sets the bar high for other authors who want to dissect an album they love. Congratulations, Geeta! It was well worth the wait.