Album of the Week: Peter Gabriel – I/O

New Zealand Net Radio plays a song from our irregularly updated #albumoftheweek every hour from 9am to 12pm. Listen in @tunein at or on the web player.

Peter Gabriel last released an album of new material over 20 years ago, back in the days when there were CD shops. For this long gestating effort he has embraced an innovative release strategy, with a series of singles at each full moon over the past year along with an accompanying video. We’ve really loved his monthly treats and his insights.

Finally the finished product has arrived. Another innovation has been the multiple mixes of each song – bright side mixes (mixed by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent) and dark side mixes (from Tchad Blake) along with Inside Mixes which are immersive mixes in Dolby Atmos by Hans-Martin Buff. Its been a pleasure hearing the different characters of each of these numbers.

The album seems to have been well received thus far, The Guardian describing it as a “late career masterpiece”, The Telegraph as a “gentle sweeping epic”. We look forward to a wonderful week enjoying tracks from this album each morning.

Background on the making of the album (American Songwriter)

Atmos mixes (Peter Gabriel website)

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