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Brian Eno Turntable II

Brian Eno Turntable II  ·  Source: Paul Stolper

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Brian Eno Turntable II is the musician and producer’s latest work. It isn’t a record but a record player that glows and changes colours. But is it worth £20000?

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Brian Eno Turntable II

You may not know this but musician and producer Brian Eno is also an accomplished visual artist. His latest work is Turntable II, a functional record player that changes colours and glows from within. 

Brian Eno Turntable II
Brian Eno Turntable II: Another green whirl · Source: Paul Stolper

Not Just Another Green World

Eagle-eyed readers will remember a story we ran at the end of 2021 about Eno and a set of light-bright turntables. As the name of the new work indicates, Turntable II is indeed the follow-up to that original series. Like the first, Brian Eno Turntable II features acrylic LED lights that cycle through a preprogrammed psychedelic array of colours – and not just green either.

Brian Eno Turntable II
Brian Eno Turntable II: Who’s hungry for eggs? · Source: Paul Stolper
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My LEDs In The Bush Of Ghosts

Eno refers to the changing hues of Turntable II as a Colorscape and he’s apparently influenced by James Turrell, Mondrian and the early 20th century Russian avant-garde. He often works with light, such as with his Light Box series, and the slowly cycling colours of Turntable II recall his long-form ambient works.

Here Come Warm RPMs

Aside from being a work of art, Turntable II is also a functioning record player. It has a proper tone arm and plays records at speeds of 33 1/3 and 45 RPM.

Being a work of art rather than a mass-produced consumer product, Eno has limited Turntable II to 150 units worldwide. Before you check your bank balance though, get ready for the sticker shock: the price is £20000.

Want to see it for yourself? The Paul Stolper Gallery shows the fancy record player from February 13 to March 9, 2024 in London.

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6 responses to “Brian Eno Turntable II – Spin the light fantastic with this fantastically expensive turntable”

    Yadrichik says:
    2

    I’ll instead go with the Aliexpress or Temu version for £20… 😉

    blah says:
    2

    Do you get an audio out for £20000?

    Terry says:
    2

    Eno’s a shyster.
    He’ll tell you himself.
    Anyone buys this deserves to be taken.

    N J Flanigan says:
    0

    soundsmith and vpi great sound for a LOT less

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