Ambient 1 / Music For Airports — Brian Eno

After hearing about this album for years, it was finally recommended to me by Apple Music while -in- an actual airport. It seemed too perfect and the following 48 minutes were in the sound isolated peace of this album, lasting from the gate straight through to cruising altitude. Its difficult to describe this album musically without using more emotional terms like calm, peace or solitude — since there’s no words and rarely even something discernible as a melody. But rest assured, quite literally, that if you’re fuming and agitated by the world (in an actual airport or just some exurb business-park hellscape) this album does what Eno intended, “to provide calm and a space to think.”