Back in time
4 March 2022
Artist: BRIAN ENO
Who: Sound wizard, producer and
Roxy Music icon in his early years (now 73)
Active: 1970 – 26 LPs
Anniversary album: AMBIENT 4: ON LAND
Released: 4 March 1982 – 40 years ago
AllMusic/Brian Olewnick wrote: “Instead of using a specific process to generate music
with minimal interference from the composer, he here opts for a more gestural and intuitive approach, creating dreamy pictures of some specific geographical points or evocative memories of them… Eno was a crucial factor in the ambient directions his later work would sometimes take. On Land remains a landmark event in the genre, as well as one of its high-water marks, and sounds entirely up to date 20 years after its initial release. A superb effort. Score: 4/5.
Turn Up The Volume: This one has the intoxicating effect
of valium. Restful and stress-free. The sound of Utopia.
Enter your dreams here…
Brian Peter George Eno was born in Melton, Suffolk, England on
15 May 1948. Happy 73 to the brilliant musician and producer.
1 September 2020
Artist: BRIAN ENO (Melton, England)
Born: in 1948 as Brian Peter George Eno
Album: ANOTHER GREEN WORLD
Released: 1 September 1975 – 45 years ago today
Pitchfork says: “Brian Eno has done everything from producing huge pop stars to creating
tiny art installations to touring with rock bands to inventing ambient music. Another Green World remains his definitive album…. He had reimagined glam rock as sound sculpture and established Eno not just as a practitioner of pop, but a theoretician of it: Someone whose music doubled as a blueprint for how music could be made… The nature of ‘Another Green World’s romance is not what one person does or says for another, but the bond created between two people bearing witness to something bigger than both of them: Not love but wonder… Eno seemed to understand that the real promise of psychedelic drugs wasn’t to push one’s thoughts into a new beyond but to restore them to a place they hadn’t been since childhood: Drifting but absorbed, naïve but curious, moving laterally, freely, safely. In doo-wop parlance, this was his slow dance with the universe.” Full review here. Score: 10/10.
The author: “I want to make something that is breathtaking. Of course, you can’t make something that is always breathtaking, or you would never be able to breathe. You would collapse.”
BRIAN ENO: All Albums
New sonic impulses…
11 December 2019
Tomorrow is election day in the UK. It’s clear for which party legendary musician and producer BRIAN ENO will vote. Definitely not the Conservative Party, also named the
Tories , as he wrote and shared a satirical song ‘in which he taunts and ridicules the
party of prime minister Boris Johnson . The track, a sing-along earworm, is satirical
fun you wouldn’t expect from the always serious looking Brian Eno.
Listen here to ‘EVERYTHING’S ON THE UP WITH THE TORIES‘…
BRIAN ENO: Facebook
Remarkable albums from the past
‘Another Green World’
Released: 1 September 1975
Third studio album
PITCHFORK wrote: “The most remarkable thing about Another Green World, is how a stoic Englishman who showed no interest in the conventional expression of emotion managed to make something that feels so intensely personal. This is the nature of ‘Another Green World’s romance: Not what one person does or says for another, but the bond created between two people bearing witness to something bigger than both of them: Not love but wonder. Brian Eno has done everything from producing huge pop stars to creating tiny art installations to touring with rock bands to inventing ambient music. ‘Another Green World’ remains his definitive album.” Score: 10/10 – Full review here.
TURN UP THE VOLUME says: “Eno was/is of the original sound-exploring wizards ever.”
Album in full…