Entertainment Weekly - p.72
"When sound and text work together, though -- as on the hypnotic, monotonic opener -- the mix comes off hipper than Kerouac's poetry slams." -- Grade: B-
Q (Magazine) - p.1163 stars out of 5
-- "Eno is on fine form here, conjuring shimmering melodies, skittering beats and Robert Fripp-inspired guitar solos as sonic environments..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.943 stars out of 5
-- "Eno delivers one of the highlights with a surprisingly soulful sung performance on the sombre 'Breath Of Crows'..."
Paste (magazine) - "This is something of a spoken-word record, while Eno does draw together a fair amount of diligent beats, malformed electronics and peaceful ambience -- it's usually an oblique voice keeping pace."
Pitchfork (Website) - "[I]t's hard not to be intrigued by Eno's command of sonic texture, weight, and spatial dimensions."
Clash (magazine) - "Surprisingly upbeat jazz inflections, syncopated drums and chunky synths provide the album opener, which moves swiftly into the aptly named 'Glitch'..."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.913 stars out of 5
-- "Eno bends his music around and beneath Rick Holland's words, with a selection of guests reading the narratives alongside Eno himself."
Uncut (magazine) - p.824 stars out of 5
-- "DRUMS BETWEEN THE BELLS captures Eno in versatile and intricate mode..."
Lyricist: Rick Holland.
A collaborative project with poet Rick Holland that was initiated in 2003 and completed years later, Drums Between the Bells is Brian Eno's second album for the Warp label, following Small Craft on a Milk Sea. The set also features several guest vocalists.