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Brian Eno launches new colour-changing turntable

It comes as a collaboration with the Paul Stopler Gallery

By Will Richards

Brian Eno looking at a multicoloured vinyl turntable
Brian Eno. Credit: Paul Stolper.

Brian Eno has collaborated with the Paul Stolper Gallery to create a colour-changing turntable.

The item is limited to 50 units and is only available to purchase via enquiring on the gallery’s website.

As music plays, the turntable glows in a number of different colours, as Eno explained in a statement.

“The light from it was tangible as if caught in a cloud of vapour,” he said. “We sat watching for ages, transfixed by this totally new experience of light as a physical presence’. Released in a limited edition run of 50, the turntable is a psychedelic and evolving blend of sound and vision, and a piece of art in its own right.

Eno added: “One of the great breakthroughs of evolution theory is that you can start with simple things and they will grow into complexity. This is very unintuitive — it’s one of these things that the human brain isn’t immediately capable of grasping. It doesn’t make sense until you see it.

“You have the idea that this small thing, which can’t contain that many instructions, produces this hugely complex interwoven, interdependent world. One of the things I like about this piece of work is that it stands as proof of that.”

Elsewhere, Eno recently appeared as a guest on the latest series of the ‘Sounds Like A Plan’ podcast, which explores how the music industry is responding to the climate crisis.

The podcast, which is hosted by Savages drummer and Music Declares Emergency co-founder Fay Milton alongside journalist Greg Cochrane, launched in March with guests ranging from Radiohead‘s Ed O’Brien to The 1975‘s manager Jamie Oborne.

Away from music, Eno is known for his work as co-founder of the climate action charity Earth/Percent.