Brian Eno - C or D?

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I went through the archives, and I don't see this one anywhere.

So, have at it.

James Morris (HorrayJames), Thursday, 22 January 2004 14:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Classic because he was the 70s avant-garde. Classic for Another Green World and Before And After Science, classic for his collaboration in Bowie's Berlin trilogy, classic for his record label which released the likes of Gavin Bryars, classic for so many things.

Jonathan Z., Thursday, 22 January 2004 14:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

here come the warm jets is the best pop album made by anyone (as of today).

Phoebe Dinsmore, Thursday, 22 January 2004 14:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yesterday i opened up the copy of here come the warm jets i had out of the library to find that in addition to the actual cd was a cdr copy of it. which was nice.

i remember the ambient stuff being way better than i expected, too, though i haven't heard it in a while.

toby (tsg20), Thursday, 22 January 2004 14:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Love 'another green world' and 'before and after science' (the last track on the latter was the last thing I heard that made me all warm and fuzzy inside). Like the ambient stuff.

Didn't care for 'heroes' from the one listen I gave it a couple of years ago.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Thursday, 22 January 2004 14:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Absolutely classic. Love his music (95% of it), love his productions (not just Talking Heads but also U2 and, damn it, James!), love his collaborations (with Bowie, John Cale, Harold Budd, Daniel Lanois...). Lately his ambient work has been a little bland but it's no less theory-based than some of the stuff in the '70s. His work with self-generating music may be more interesting than the results, but who knows what application it may have in a few years?

And I'm a sucker for the Wall of Eno vocals he adds to everything he works on. For a somewhat limited singer, he harmonizes with himself really well, from his one man band "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" to more recent stuff like "Someday" (that beautiful James song from the very underrated "Laid").

Anyone ever hear the NPR piece on "Once in a Lifetime," which details just what Eno brought to the track? He basically added the call and response chorus, worthy of the co-write credit. Eno also gets co-writer credit on "Heroes."

Josh in Chicago (Josh in Chicago), Thursday, 22 January 2004 14:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Classic....if only for "Backwater" and "Needle in the Camel's Eye".

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 22 January 2004 15:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Classic. It's hard for me to get interested enough in the question to argue the point, because I kind of take it for granted. That doesn't mean everything he has touched has turned to gold, but here are some reasons I rate him highly:

1. Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (the only solo Eno album I am enthusiastic about in its entirety), as well as individual tracks on some of his other albums (especially Before and After Science).

2. His touch as producer on what are often the best albums of the bands he's worked with: Remain in Light, Bowie, Devo (I forgot this--using allmusic as a cheat-sheet now), etc.

3. Collaborations with: Fripp (although I would say say that Fripp carries most of the weight there--but still, I think Eno's presence counts), Jon Hassel, etc.

Etc. because I have to go.


Rockist Scientist (rockistscientist), Thursday, 22 January 2004 15:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

4. Even some of his theoretical musings are worthwhile, especially that talk on using the recording studio as an instrument.

Rockist Scientist (rockistscientist), Thursday, 22 January 2004 15:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Didn't he admit to drinking his own urine recently? The man's not well.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 22 January 2004 15:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Classic, of course! "Julie with..." and "By This River" remain two of the prettiest songs I've ever heard.

anthony kyle monday (akmonday), Thursday, 22 January 2004 15:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Takign Tiger Mountain, Another Green World, Before and After Science, the synth climax on Virginia Plain, Remain in Light, Low, On Land and providing most of the redeeming features to make U2 a thousand times more bearable than every other vague anthem-monger are enough to qualify him as utter classic no matter how over-rated Warm Jets and Airports are and how crappy his solo output has been for about 20 years.

fcussen (Burger), Thursday, 22 January 2004 15:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

He drank his own urine in the "A year with swollen index" (or whatever) book from 1995, he'd watched a film, had a bottle of wine and couldn't be bothered to move to take a leak, so peed in the empty wine bottle, then wondered what it tasted like. As you do. I seem to remember this was related to his tale of finding a way to piss in Duchamp's toilet, or something like that.

Of course, the man and the vast majority of his music, and his influence, is classic. Couldn't live without "Taking tiger mountain" or "Music for airports" amongst others. Those two boxed sets are two of the best investments I've ever made.

Rob M (Rob M), Thursday, 22 January 2004 15:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That Passengers album ain't so bad either. Of its time 'n' all but still...

fcussen (Burger), Thursday, 22 January 2004 16:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Been enjoying the hell out of Eno/Cale Wrong Way Up recently. It's a little dated in that 80s-ish "Let's Incorporate African Pop into Western Pop" kind of way, but all the simple songs get to me.

Mark (MarkR), Thursday, 22 January 2004 16:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"The Big Ship" from Another Green World puts me in a trance. Don't drive to it.

Jazzbo (jmcgaw), Thursday, 22 January 2004 17:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Plus there's all that stuff I enjoyed a lot at one time, even if I'm not into it now, like My Life in the Bush of Ghosts.

Plus the Obscure Music series, which has some good titles.

Rockist Scientist, Thursday, 22 January 2004 17:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think one of the reasons i like him so much is that I am a child of Napster and the incessant dilettantism and boundary-pushing is something I can realte to.

fcussen (Burger), Thursday, 22 January 2004 17:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Classic. Here Comes The Warm Jets is the REAL Alien rock. Fuck Ziggy.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Thursday, 22 January 2004 18:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

If for nothing else "Another Green World"

Its just so coool. Weird pop and ambienty bits floated against each other in the nicest way, and my four year old loves to sing "I'll come running" which has got to get him some points somewhere.

hector (hector), Thursday, 22 January 2004 18:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

1972-1985 inclusive, everything he touched. including the interviews, many of which are up on enoweb, but I'd buy a book that compiled them.

then, suddenly, like a switch being thrown...

when 'wrong way up' came out an interview disc was distributed to radio, where he's sounding and dull, then at the end he begins talking about the recent birth of his daughter and how unimportant the theoretical side of music had become to him, and how now he just wanted to relax and play tunes. which makes me happy for eno the man, but keeping up with the last decade of releases has been a punishing experience.

'spinning away' from 'wrong way up', still excellent though

(Jon L), Thursday, 22 January 2004 19:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Unbelievable songwriter--I was in a one-off Eno cover band a couple of months ago, and we could not BELIEVE how much mileage he got out of incredibly simple structures. I mean, "The True Wheel"--that song has _four chords_ in it, and it sounds like the lushest deepest most complicated thing ever. "Third Uncle" has one.

Douglas (Douglas), Thursday, 22 January 2004 20:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

already embarrassed about my grumbly post. if I ever say anything about the 90's output, it's only because the 72-85 stretch is so bafflingly inspired. if I ever lost my record collection I'd be buying most of these back first.

(Jon L), Thursday, 22 January 2004 20:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I mean, "The True Wheel"--that song has _four chords_ in it, and it sounds like the lushest deepest most complicated thing ever.


Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 23 January 2004 02:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Strange, I've just sung through "The true wheel" in my head and can only count three... oh, just got to the end part where the fourth chord comes in. Sorry. My God, what a song!

"Ding ding!"

Rob M (Rob M), Friday, 23 January 2004 08:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Anyone that even cosiders sayind "dud" is loco. Amazing, influential, smartest man in music, etc. I want him to be my dad.

anode (anode), Friday, 23 January 2004 12:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

five months pass...
One thing I don't think I've said about Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy is that I got a copy* around the time that I had just about lost my belief in Christian doctrine, so it took on kind of a heavy symbolic weight of the scarey, uncertain, world of religious disbelief. (Obviously I hadn't only listened to Christian music up until then. That's not the point.) I want to exmphasize, this is a symbolic purpose I was giving it: I don't think it has much to do with the album itself (although it is kind of interesting in light of some things I've read by him essential outlining an anti-fundamentalism--of whatever source--stance). Just the cover itself took on a certain weight, and I wasn't totally happy about it. It didn't look like an especially happy world (and I've never been unambivalently attracted to hipster jadedness, if I've ever been attracted by it at all), but it seemed somewhat inevitable that I would be joining it. Graphically, it was: the cover of Taking Tiger Mountain vs. the dull blue cover of Cornelius Van Til's Defense of the Faith (given to me by my brother-in-law). I think I was more visually oriented then. Anyway, book covers or album covers could easily become suffused with an emotional coloring.

*I can't remember if I bought a copy or received it as a gift, but probably the latter. I used to get my older brother to buy me "weird"** records for my birthday and Christmas.

**I think he thought it was weird anyway (judging by his response to what I listened to on the radio), but I think he was a little amused to watch me growing up and getting into punk and new wave, and new bands he hadn't heard of, or other stuff that seemed esoteric to him. I think he may have bought me this album, the first Psychedelic Furs album, and Fripp's Let the Power Fall, and some a John Coltrane collection, all at my request. Now I'm getting all sentimental about my older brother. I miss being close to my family, and it's all Brian Eno's fault--well, not exactly.

Rockist Scientist, Wednesday, 21 July 2004 01:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Inspired by o. nate, sort of.

Rockist Scientist, Wednesday, 21 July 2004 01:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


James Slone (Freon Trotsky), Wednesday, 21 July 2004 02:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

that was a great post, rockist. thanks.

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Wednesday, 21 July 2004 02:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

xpost Interesting story rockist. Still, Taking Tiger is Brian Eno at his worst/most/annoying (lyrically) to me. What about the lyrics hit home for you?

artdamages (artdamages), Wednesday, 21 July 2004 02:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It wasn't the lyrics, it was more the entire package (literally). I don't have a functional copy of the album right now, so I haven't heard it for a while.

Possibly the fact that I often couldn't make out the lyrics or didn't know what he was talking about contributed to my liking the songs. "With Burgundy, Tizer and Rye/Twelve sheets of foolscap: don't ask me why." I'm still largely in the dark about these lines, for example. I think I only found out what foolscap is in the last few years and I've already forgotten the details.

I kind of like the lyrics to "True Wheel." I am looking at a lyrics page now, and I find myself saying, oh, is that how it goes? I really am not even hearing what he's saying a lot of the time.

Rockist Scientist, Wednesday, 21 July 2004 02:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The lyrics are not the first thing I noticed about TTM(BS) either. I mean some of the lines (e.g., "burning airlines give you so much more") kind of stick in my mind, but I think that's more a function of being wedded to a good melody. I was in a bar where this guy I know works and he was playing songs from his iPod over the stereo. At one point I asked him, Is this the Thinking Fellers? And he said, no it's Brian Eno. Then later another song came on, and I asked him if it was the Swell Maps. Again it was Eno. It turns out both songs were on TTM(BS). That's when I knew I needed to hear the rest of the album.

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 21 July 2004 03:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

wow, yeah, hearing eno (after soo much indie stuff) really is amazing (and it seems like he just pulled half of it out of his ass) xpost

artdamages (artdamages), Wednesday, 21 July 2004 03:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Classic, for all his instrumental music from the start to the end, and for 'A year With Swollen Appendices' (in my opinion anyway)

the music mole (colin s barrow), Wednesday, 21 July 2004 03:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm curious: is there anyone reading this thread who's never listened to Eno? Anyone been inspired to after all the hosannas here?

Douglas (Douglas), Wednesday, 21 July 2004 04:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I really haven't heard enough !!

Sonny A. (Keiko), Wednesday, 21 July 2004 04:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I find "Put A Straw Under Baby" hilarious (as a fallen catholic). Taking Tiger Mountain is the only of his solo/pop records I like. for his ambient work - Music For Airports, Discreet Music, and the Fripp/Eno ones are great.

sherm, Wednesday, 21 July 2004 15:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i have two eno records.

music for airports = nice but forgettable, put aside after a couple of listens.

apollo = stunningly beautiful, one of my most played albums in recent times.

with this in mind, what next?

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Wednesday, 21 July 2004 15:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I had only heard some of his ambient stuff up until a few months ago! (not couting roxy music!)

artdamages (artdamages), Wednesday, 21 July 2004 16:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


try no pussyfooting, with fripp.

peter smith (plsmith), Wednesday, 21 July 2004 16:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I rate his first 4 rock LPs classic. "Tiger Mountain" contains some of the best words I know. "Before and After Science" is very strong, esp. the "rhythm" side. As for the later stuff, I like "Nerve Net" and his collab with Cale "One Way Up." Not such a big fan of a lot of his ambient music, fine as it is. I'd put "Green World" and his Jon Hassell collab from '80 at the top of the list myself. Reading his diary I do get the impression he's a pretentious little guy, but he's done a lot so I suppose he earned it.

eddie hurt (ddduncan), Wednesday, 21 July 2004 16:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Classic, for most of the reasons already stated. If you're interested, there is an excellent, but long, article by Lester Bangs on Eno. You can read it here:

erv (Abe Froman), Wednesday, 21 July 2004 21:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


a musical genius, the godfather of Ambient, the mastermind of warm synthesis, although the cause of a lot of shit (ie damp snares in 80s music from Low) still one of the true heads!

A let me emphasize his Ambient series - i don't understand why anyone hasn't yet. On Land, man! and lets not mention the second side of Day of Radiance with Laraaji (the first side i admit being...well). Most of my feelings on Before and After Science, Another Green World have meen mentioned.

And on a last note, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts is fucking ingenius record :)

Rob McD (Rob McD), Thursday, 22 July 2004 04:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

1st three solo albums are indespencable, punch your mom in the throat and steal money from her purse to buy these records, you need them. solo album #4 before and after sicence was an over considered creative disaster and not worth your hard earned record money, this record was why he stopped making rock records. after this you need anything he did with Harold Budd, you need Low by David Bowie, Oh Jesus Christ do you need Low by David Bowie, rob a bank get Low by David Bowie, pilfer from the sunday collection plate, knock over an old lady, buy a copy of Low by David Bowie, assasinate George W for Al Queda bounty money, decapitate a government contractor... whatever you need to do, get a copy of Low by David Bowie, you need Ambient 4: On Land, and Apollo, AM2 Plateau of Mirrors. Buy copies of Brian Eno and the vertical color of sound by Eric Tamm, and A Year With Swollen Appendices by Brian Eno, as these books will make your life infinitely more mysterious and interesting and delicious. Do what you need to do, I cannot force your hand, but seriously get the books, you will thank me later.

Disco Nihilist (mjt), Thursday, 22 July 2004 08:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

christ, I drink a bunch of alcohol and then a bunch of coffee, and all of a sudden I cannot spell.

seriously, listen to the title track from Taking Tiger Mountain or the first track on Warm Jets and get back to me, you will be a convert y0.

Disco Nihilist (mjt), Thursday, 22 July 2004 08:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You know what else I think? I think Kate Bush's The Dreaming bears a strange resemblance to Taking Tiger Mountain, thematically (all the secret agent drama, the Asian references). The lyrics aren't goofy the same way as Eno's, and the albums certainly don't sound the same, but the imaginary scenarios seem a bit similar (even if Eno's are more indeterminate).

Rockist Scientist (rockistscientist), Thursday, 22 July 2004 20:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think I like The Dreaming again. I like almost everything at the moment. My brain may be overheated.

My neighbors must wonder what's up when they walk by my apartment door and hear me playing music with English lyrics.

Rockist Scientist (rockistscientist), Thursday, 22 July 2004 20:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I don't understand how anyone could be so hostile toward before and after science. I don't much like the first couple songs but c'mon, the second side is beautiful. julie with? by this river? these are undeniable!

kyle (akmonday), Thursday, 22 July 2004 21:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

absolutely, anthony. the second side of before + after science is the music i'd like to hear in my dreams.

alex in mainhattan (alex63), Thursday, 22 July 2004 21:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

outdoor_miner is a local hero, thank you

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 29 December 2017 05:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

thank you, o_m

willem, Friday, 29 December 2017 08:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

oh wow. i had seen brian eno's tweet with the YouTube link yesterday morning and opened it in a window to watch at the end of the day. another thanks to outdoor miner!

how's life, Friday, 29 December 2017 11:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That actually isn't Eno's personal twitter -- but that's where I found it as well. And o_m, thanks so much for uploading this -- even tho I shared it, I had the in-laws in town and I hadn't seen it yet either! So I just watched it now.

As noted, this documentary of his first album is like an Easter egg for virtually his whole career in there:

Roxy alumnus and longtime collaborators like Spedding and Busta Cherry Jones
Portsmouth Simphonia
Ambient tape loops
Treatments (with the VCS3 mounted in the board no less)
Muses like Cindy
Busker musicians (how he met Laraaji)

So great.

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 29 December 2017 15:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

you forgot "making things out of rubbish" <3

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 29 December 2017 15:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That actually isn't Eno's personal twitter

Too true! Just saw someone who had retweeted it.

how's life, Friday, 29 December 2017 15:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

THANK YOU for grabbing this outdoor miner ... psyched to watch.
the "brian eno" twitter account is annoying to me — everyone thinks it's eno tweeting out links to king crimson bootlegs for some reason.

tylerw, Friday, 29 December 2017 21:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

are you talking about dark shark?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 29 December 2017 22:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah that’s the one (the actual content is fine but I think a great deal of his followers think they’re retweeting eno himself).

tylerw, Saturday, 30 December 2017 03:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Same account just posted it on Vimeo:

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 30 December 2017 06:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah it is clearly not actually brian eno. like he sits around tweeting pictures of himself?
he's brian eno!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 30 December 2017 15:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Could it be Russell Mills?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 30 December 2017 15:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

No, it’s not official in any capacity (which would be fine if if the username wasn’t just “Brian_Eno”).

tylerw, Saturday, 30 December 2017 17:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the Roxy video collection Total Recall includes a clip of Eno leading the band through "The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch."

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 December 2017 17:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

its Saturday morning and i got some coffee and = i am loving this so much rn

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 30 December 2017 17:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

who would have access to the video in such pristine quality?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 30 December 2017 17:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Brian Eno's talking head, Brian_Eno?


i have no idea honestly but is that the first place it showed up to a wider audience? i don't remember the exact # of views it had when i watched it, but it was not a huge number.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 30 December 2017 17:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

it was around 600 views when i watched it. lucky to have caught it! (thanks ilx!)

Karl Malone, Saturday, 30 December 2017 17:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

On Vimeo for the moment.

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Sunday, 31 December 2017 15:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

In other news, I’m enjoying digging into Finding Shore. The obvious reference point is Eno’s work with Budd but this is a very different thing. I’m not familiar with Rogerson‘s work prior to this and while there is plenty of texture there’s also lots of odd, plunky and clunky moments and unresolved harmonies. If anything, I find it more in keeping with some of the slightly grittier digital soundscapes Eno’s been mining since The Ship than much of anything that came before it.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 1 January 2018 04:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Just walked into the front room and mistook this woman on Come Dine With Me for Brian Eno.

— Pete Paphides (@petepaphides) January 2, 2018

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 18:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink


Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 18:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink


dan selzer, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 18:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

His influence is everywhere

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 13:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

just heard eno & cale "the river" on wcsb radio right now, didn't know what it was and thought "what the fuck is this, this is like a country song"

it is really good

marcos, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 15:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

whole album is essential imo

sleeve, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 15:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

listened to the rogerson collab this morning — pretty good! some Budd-ian moments, some On Land-type moves ... I liked it.

tylerw, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 15:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Interesting approach, iirc. Eno essentially used the piano to trigger various self-generated synth tones and sounds, kind of a fusion of human composition and generative music.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 15:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

right! here's the PR copy:

Eno's influence on Finding Shore began by enabling Rogerson to overcome his fear of committing any one piece to its own album. As a way to open Rogerson up, Eno suggested they try experimenting with the Piano Bar, an obscure piece of Moog gear that works by using infrared beams focussed on each piano key; these are then broken as the keys are played, transforming the piano's note into a midi signal that can then be used to trigger or generate new, digital sound. As Rogerson improvised at the piano, Eno improvised with the midi signal to create a unique piece of music.

tylerw, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 15:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Iirc for maybe Budd's Plateaux of Mirrors or the Pearl, Eno apparently had the piano room pumped full of mist.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 20:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

just heard eno & cale "the river" on wcsb radio right now, didn't know what it was and thought "what the fuck is this, this is like a country song"

it is really good

Eno's cover of "ring of fire" is very similar

Bitcoin Baja (wins), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 20:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Except that, um, Ring of Fire actually is a country song, so ...

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 20:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I love how much Eno and Lanois use the Omnichord.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 20:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Except that, um, Ring of Fire actually is a country song, so ... sounds similar

Bitcoin Baja (wins), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 20:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

His “You Don’t Miss Your Water” is great too. No Omnichord IIRC but great flat stacks of Eno harmonies.

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 23:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the lovely bones soundtrack is so good i almost want to watch the movie

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink


kolakube (Ross), Sunday, 7 January 2018 22:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the /lovely bones/ soundtrack is so good i almost want to watch the movie

yeah don’t do that

pee-wee and the power men (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 7 January 2018 22:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Some stuff on the underrated second Brian Eno/Karl Hyde album is as lovely as anything he has ever done. Thinking specifically of "Cells & Bells," which is ... not on youtube.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 8 January 2018 21:15 (one week ago) Permalink

both of those hyde albums are great. I liked the second one more than the first when it came out, but now I like them both equally.

akm, Monday, 8 January 2018 22:11 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah these days I can't remember which one was slighted in the reviews

niels, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 07:20 (one week ago) Permalink

i thought the second one was the more celebrated of the two. never got round to hearing the first because of all the reviews i saw were kind of lukewarm

faust apes (NickB), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 11:40 (one week ago) Permalink

they pair together extremely well. but cells and bells is the best song from either album and it's weird that it was only released on the vinyl.

akm, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 11:52 (one week ago) Permalink

First one got a lukewarm reception, second one much more enthusiastically received. But because the first one got the lukewarm reception a lot of people didn't listen to the second one, which is why I said it was underrated. I should have said it was under listened to.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 12:30 (one week ago) Permalink

the second one was allegedly more off-the-cuff and improvised than the first. although it doesn't really sound that way to me.

akm, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 12:45 (one week ago) Permalink

anyway lately I've been getting into Roger Eno, who I dismissed for years. But Voices is a very lovely album, and I even like the new-agey boring Channel Light Vessel and the album with Kate St. John.

akm, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 12:45 (one week ago) Permalink

I wasn't aware that I'd missed an exclusive Eno/Hyde track. But it's "On A Grey Day" not "Cells and Bells", right?

Okay, that's tremendous and def worth the search. And since I picked up the CD of High Life, I don't have "Slow Down, Sit Down and Breathe" either. Disappointing although this one seems to have a lesser impact.

I've also been on a Roger Eno reevaluation. He's far deeper into the classical/romantic pool than his brother but Roger's albums are only a short distance from latter period Roedelius and all of the currently hip 80s instrumental artists from Japan, Spain and Italy. You might want to check the more rhythmic collaborations with Plumbline, which are livelier than the CLV albums.

doug watson, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 14:45 (one week ago) Permalink

(Roger) Eno's "Voices" is a beaut. It's produced by Lanois and features Brian, which makes it a close cousin to "Apollo," in some regards. This is my fave from it:

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 15:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Mine is “Grey Promenade,” the last track. The warble on the piano reverb is exquisite. Tho I actually prefer Roger’s second album, Between Tides, which is less indebted to Eric Satie and produced by Michael Brook.

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 03:51 (one week ago) Permalink

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