A Year with Swollen Appendices is filled with ruminations on Eno’s collaborative work with artists including David Bowie, U2, and James, interspersed with essays on topics the ambient music he pioneered to what he believed the role of an artist and their art to truly be. There’s also razor-sharp commentary on his day-to-day tribulations and happenings around the world. It was originally published in 1996, and was first intended as a diary.
This 25th-anniversary hardcover edition has been redesigned in the same size as the diary that eventually became this book. It features two ribbons, pink paper delineating the appendices (matching the original edition), and a two-tone paper-over-board cover, which pays homage to the original design.
Expect a “fascinating, candid and intimate insight into one of the most influential creative artists of our time.”
A Year with Swollen Appendices is scheduled for February 9 release. Meanwhile, you can pre-order here.