When Brian Eno recorded his landmark ambient releases of the 1980's and '90's, he transformed our perception of space, music, and performance. His collaborator on those albums, and on his subsequent ground breaking production work with U2, was Daniel Lanois. Lanois took the techniques he developed with Eno and went on to produce career albums for Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, and Emmylou Harris, earning him Rolling Stone's accolade as 'the most important record producer to emerge in the '80s.' Now the journey comes full circle, with Lanois' new release Belladonna, an instrumental record that captures the often tense emotional dynamics of Eno's pioneering albums. Anchored by Lanois' emotive pedal steel guitar playing, the album also features powerful contributions from master pianist Brad Mehldau and drummer Brian Blade. Dense textures evolve into delicate Mexican melodies, capturing the disquieting serenity of the landscapes of the American southwest. 13 tracks. Anti/Epitaph. 2005.