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jmtd
01-24-2012, 06:26 AM
Very late to the party, but I only got into Eno last year after someone compared 'small craft on a milk sea' to ghosts: and I loved it. Not as keen on the follow up but it's interesting in its own right; the instrumental disc is good.

What I like about beginning to explore eno is I feel for the first time post cure, new order, depeche mode and NIN that this is something I can get really *deep* into.

That and oblique strategies rocks

frankie teardrop
01-24-2012, 07:43 AM
i have a deck of oblique strategies on my mantle.

so many great records, though i'm not terribly keen on most of his 90s/00s output. a pretty flawless 70s run though, on par with bowie. another green world is probably my favorite, a mix of the vocal and the ambient styles. ambient 4: on land is likely my favorite of that series (though ambient 2 with harold budd and the two collaboration records with cluster are awesome). here come the warm jets is a major rave-up record, great energy and songwriting and good for struttin'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUyZgXN6DBQ

this song still makes me weep like a little girl...

piggy
01-24-2012, 10:53 PM
I have always been a fan of his production work but never paid any attention to his own music until a couple of years ago. I think it started when I bought his second album with David Byrne, which was exceptional. Then I got a copy of Before And After Science because the last time I watched High Fidelity, I noticed that the album cover appears in it like three times and that gave me this compulsive need to buy it. Then I got Small Craft On A Milk Sea when it came out and lately I've been thinking about ordering a copy of Ambient 4: On Land.

Dinki Di
01-24-2012, 11:51 PM
Eno is one of the smartest musicians alive. Some of my favorite work of his has been with Robert Fripp on No Pussyfooting and Evening Star. However, this collaboration beats them both.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMt1Oy5uQ0w

jmtd
01-28-2012, 10:42 AM
The journey continues. I picked up "My life in the Bush of Ghosts", having read about it in "RIp it up and Start Again". It hadn't jumped out at me as one I'd imagine I'd be very taken with: I pictured myself appreciating Eno's non-lyrical/vocal soundscapes more. However, it's bloody fantastic. I'm really blown away by this album.

Amazon (UK at least) are selling many remastered Eno albums on MP3 for good prices, ~3 for that one for example.

jmtd
05-28-2012, 02:05 PM
A milk sea track was playing in the background of a recent fringe episode I watched. Most of the characters were high on LSD.

henryeatscereal
05-28-2012, 02:20 PM
Here come the Warm Jets = Best album ever!

ambergris
05-28-2012, 05:03 PM
Without Eno, I`d never have known the music of Jon Hassell which is otherworldly and certainly not for everyone, but I`m addicted to it. Eno himself, of course, is a musical giant. The stuff he`s been involved with is incredible, Roxy Music, U2, Bowie and even Coldplay (which means that Eno is still a commercial force today). Nowadays, I think that Bowie's Berlin trilogy is a bit of a copy of Eno's avantgarde albums, especially Another Green World. But on the other hand, Eno`s debut album was his version of Bowie`s glam rock... so who cares. My favorite albums of his are Another Green World (the best, IMO) and The Pearl (a hidden gem, err... pearl).

jmtd
06-06-2012, 02:45 PM
OK, so I can get two >5 albums from AZ for 10. Which 2 of the following?

before and after science
taking tiger mountain (by strategy)
here come the warm jets
Based on the fact that I really liked "another green world" and "my life in the bush of ghosts", like "small craft on a milk sea", enjoyed "drums between the bells" (descending order of AWESOME)Or, suggest a different one! But only 2.

frankie teardrop
06-06-2012, 02:57 PM
before and after science and here come the warm jets, for my pounds. TTM is a great record too, but i feel it lacks in comparison to the debut.

jmtd
06-06-2012, 03:21 PM
Ttm and ambient4/on land are the most expensive and thus i'd save the most buying them. Thanks for your input. Haven't decided yet :)

frankie teardrop
06-06-2012, 04:01 PM
well, i highly vouch for ambient 4. but it ain't about the buxx, it's about the grooves! since you mentioned you love my life in the bush of ghosts and another green world then definitely go with before and after science as it has a little of that david byrne-esque funk sometimes, as well as some of the more hauntingly pretty vocal stuff he's done ('by this river,' linked above).

otherwise, do a preview on youtube if you can't decide. check these tracks from before and after science:
by this river
no one receiving
julie wiith

here come the warm jets:
some of them are old
baby's on fire
on some faraway beach
dead finks don't talk

taking tiger mountain
the fat lady of limbourg
third uncle
the great pretender
mother whale eyeless


the unfortunate long and short of it is that ALL THREE of those albums are essential, so just spend the extra dough and get all three ;).

jmtd
06-08-2012, 02:31 PM
Opted for Ttm and ambient4. The reason I've focused on price not tunes is I plan to buy them all eventually... Just not all at once.

The others are available 2nd hand for about 2-3 each from "that's entertainment" so I'll grab them in the next month. These two were a lot more. I really have to listen to some of the other stuff I've bought recently :)

Thanks for your help, much appreciated.

jmtd
07-12-2012, 05:00 AM
Perhaps not news to anyone, but UBU have put up the complete Obscure Records series: http://www.ubu.com/sound/obscure.html

Demonoid has a torrent of the same (haven't confirmed whether identical) + someone has 5 of them as FLAC rips, no clear lineage.

jmtd
08-15-2012, 04:18 AM
I'm reading "A Year With Swollen Appendices". It doesn't get great reviews (Frequent complaints about name dropping. I mean, seriously? He's working with James, Bowie and U2 in that year. He can hardly avoid it!) but I'm really enjoying it, both for his frequent asides and ponderings, but also for a bit of an inside look into how things work in the studio for big name acts.

Can't help but wonder what Eno/Reznor would be like. They were like ships passing in the night around the "Outside" Bowie album.

jmtd
09-27-2012, 12:25 PM
New album on WARP, solo this time, ambient, "LUX"; plus new Peter Shilvers app collaboration "Scape"
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/createdigitalmusic/~3/Bk5X3VCC8Tw/

henryeatscereal
09-27-2012, 02:48 PM
Sounds like a follow-up to "Making Space" and his other installation albums...

onthewall2983
09-27-2012, 09:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DbKAj-e8_I

jmtd
11-17-2012, 08:57 AM
Lux listening party / collaborative art thing today http://brian-eno.net/lux/day-of-light/

johnhenry
11-28-2012, 10:42 AM
It doesn't get as much attention as his other ambient records but Thursday Afternoon is my favorite. Serene and gorgeous - the only perfect hour in recorded music that I'm aware of. My favorite record of all time, in fact, though that's kinda cheating given its homogeneity... better to say favorite track of all time.

On the "hour-long ambient excursion tip" though, Neroli can suck it. Skip that zero and get wit' the TA hero.

Cat Mom
11-28-2012, 02:30 PM
"Music for Airports" is one of my favorite Zen records. I can be in the WORST fucking mood with stress coming at me from all angles and I listen to "Music for Airports" and ahhhhhhhh it all goes away.

piggy
11-28-2012, 08:09 PM
So now that it's been out for a little while, does anyone have an opinion on Lux? I haven't bought it, and I was wondering if anyone thinks it's a good purchase. Also, I recently bought The Shutov Assembly based on the fact that it seemed kind of similar to Ambient 4: On Land. I'm trying to decide if I like or not. Does anyone else have that one?

ambergris
11-29-2012, 10:24 AM
So now that it's been out for a little while, does anyone have an opinion on Lux? I haven't bought it, and I was wondering if anyone thinks it's a good purchase. Also, I recently bought The Shutov Assembly based on the fact that it seemed kind of similar to Ambient 4: On Land. I'm trying to decide if I like or not. Does anyone else have that one?

'Lux' actually reminded me a lot of 'Music for Airports' - just not as successful as that one. You know, a piano makes noises, sometimes they fade away, sometimes they stay. Something comes up, something goes away. However, my personal bias is that Eno's ambient career was over in 1984.

jmtd
12-26-2012, 12:03 PM
So eno did a Christmas record. Sort of. http://friendsound.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/brian-eno-brings-you-seasons-greetings/

jmtd
01-16-2013, 04:33 AM
Awesome long BBC Radio 6 interview with Eno - 3 hours including musical interludes. Covers eno 2005 to present. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pscqc

4 days left to listen but if anyone cares I have it recorded.

carpenoctem
01-16-2013, 04:33 PM
Before and After Science is really good, but it's the only one I've listened to so far. I went ahead and downloaded a bunch of his stuff because I know at some point in the near future I'll make time for it. But omg... "Spider and I" is totally unreal. It makes me feel like I'm in a parallel world or having flashbacks to my previous life or something. Just a total out-of-body, finding-God kind of experience.

jmtd
01-17-2013, 09:31 AM
I picked up BAAS At Christmas but haven't spun it yet. Sounds good :)

Camille
01-17-2013, 12:18 PM
Some of you may be interested in this splendid mix from DJ Food.

Listen and/or download https://soundcloud.com/strictly/more-volts-the-funky-eno

Enjoy!

ambergris
01-17-2013, 12:51 PM
Before and After Science is really good, but it's the only one I've listened to so far. I went ahead and downloaded a bunch of his stuff because I know at some point in the near future I'll make time for it. But omg... "Spider and I" is totally unreal. It makes me feel like I'm in a parallel world or having flashbacks to my previous life or something. Just a total out-of-body, finding-God kind of experience.

I think you'll love Another Green World.

onthewall2983
05-14-2013, 11:14 PM
Turns 65 today.

thevoid99
05-15-2013, 12:04 AM
I love Brian Eno. His work in the 1970s is pretty much essential from the stuff he did with Roxy Music, Robert Fripp, David Bowie, Devo, and his solo work. The man is brilliant though I think he needs to get away from Coldplay.

jmtd
06-13-2013, 07:50 AM
A whole assload of Brian Eno bits and pieces to report on

Earlier today there was a documentary about Oblique Strategies on BBC Radio 4
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b02qncrt

The deck itself is being reissued in a limited edition
http://www.enoshop.co.uk/product/oblique_strategies_limited_numbered_edition?curren cy=USD
(out of stock already)

A load of stuff for Red Bull Music Academy:
short film about his visual work http://disinfo.com/2013/06/the-visual-art-of-brian-eno-light-and-time/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+disinfo%2FoMPh+(Disinformatio n)
long, LONG interview/lecture http://vimeo.com/65663692 (this one is great)

Oh, and one of his Lux tracks was remixed for RSD (haven't heard this myself, yet)
http://www.banquetrecords.com/RSD13LUX

jmtd
06-17-2013, 05:41 AM
Oh, man. Brian Eno on pornography: http://dangerousminds.net/comments/music_for_wanking_brian_eno_discusses_his_porno_co llection

thevoid99
06-17-2013, 02:37 PM
Oh, man. Brian Eno on pornography: http://dangerousminds.net/comments/music_for_wanking_brian_eno_discusses_his_porno_co llection

I've known about that. That's hilarious. I wonder what Bowie and Iggy thought about his collection.

jmtd
06-18-2013, 03:05 AM
Random observation about eno/reznor intersections.

"Crystal Japan" (a warm place) was co-written by eno.

"I'm afraid of Americans" was co-written by eno during the "outside" sessions but didn't make the cut and ended up being reworked for "earthling" (and remixed by reznor).

Are there any closer connections?

Can you imagine Reznor and eno working together? My first instinct would be no, since eno is fairly avante garde with production and reznor so hands on, I couldn't imagine them gelling. On the other hand if reznor took a bit of a back seat on HTDA (relatively speaking. Did he?) perhaps he'd be open to ideas.

frankie teardrop
06-18-2013, 10:45 AM
"Crystal Japan" (a warm place) was co-written by eno.

it wasn't. while it's RUMOURED to be a lodger outtake, all sources state it was recorded around and slated for scary monsters with writing credits only to bowie on that song. the melody was cribbed for sure, but it wasn't eno's track.

the closest and only direct eno connections are the writing credits for 'i'm afraid of americans' (as you mention) and co-writing credits as well for 'heart's filthy lesson' from outside, which eno produced.

jmtd
06-19-2013, 05:38 AM
it wasn't. while it's RUMOURED to be a lodger outtake, all sources state it was recorded around and slated for scary monsters with writing credits only to bowie on that song. the melody was cribbed for sure, but it wasn't eno's track.

the closest and only direct eno connections are the writing credits for 'i'm afraid of americans' (as you mention) and co-writing credits as well for 'heart's filthy lesson' from outside, which eno produced.

I thought it was a Low out-take. I got confused reading http://www.teenagewildlife.com/Albums/L/Title.html "All Saints (http://www.teenagewildlife.com/Albums/L/AS.html) (3:35) Previously unreleased track recorded 1976-79 Bowie, Eno: instruments" and conflating the song and the album of the same name.

So I've just checked my "All Saints" CD and it is indeed only credited to Bowie (and discogs agrees)

jmtd
07-01-2013, 11:05 AM
Another Reznor/Eno intersection: Eno produced "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb", "Vertigo" was a single from that album and Reznor remixed it.

jmtd
02-25-2014, 03:19 PM
Eno/Karl Hyde (Underworld) collaborative album out May
http://warp.net/records/enohyde/someday-world-out-may

ambergris
04-28-2014, 07:04 AM
Eno/Karl Hyde (Underworld) collaborative album out May
http://warp.net/records/enohyde/someday-world-out-may

Two tracks are already streaming on the internet.

talkingnothing
04-30-2014, 09:29 AM
Two tracks are already streaming on the internet.
whole thing is streaming at NPR first listen and at the guardian. I like it.

Tony Gordon
05-07-2014, 11:37 PM
Brian Eno won me over with the records he produced for Bowie: Low, "Heroes", Lodger, Outside, etc.


And I feel like an idiot for never checking his stuff out afterwards.

jmtd
05-30-2014, 03:56 AM
ANOTHER Eno/Hyde album due in July, "High Life" (http://warp.net/records/enohyde/high-life)

Preorder gets you one track now which I think you can stream elsewhere, DBF

Vinyl and CD releases have one unique track each

Seems the focus for this release is less poppy, with (much) longer track lengths.

xmd 5a
05-31-2014, 06:09 AM
"DBF" is really good. Looking forward to more stuff in that vein. I wasn't too enthralled with Someday World. It was pleasant, but I was expecting something more transcendent from a collaboration between 2 of my long-time favourite artists.

jmtd
05-31-2014, 04:58 PM
Yeah it didn't blow me away either. Looking forward to listening to DBF (posted it but hadn't listened yet!)

onthewall2983
10-23-2014, 10:55 PM
Nerve Net, The Shutov Assembly, Neroli, and The Drop all getting the 2-disc treatment (http://brian-eno.net/reissues/)

ambergris
10-24-2014, 06:16 AM
Nerve Net, The Shutov Assembly, Neroli, and The Drop all getting the 2-disc treatment (http://brian-eno.net/reissues/)

Lol, Neroli, too? Does it make a difference to just having disc 1 on repeat?

jmtd
10-26-2014, 05:20 AM
Looks great. I've sent in a Q to find out whether the download cards in the vinyls get you the second CD contents too. Suspect not though.

onthewall2983
10-27-2014, 06:38 AM
Too bad none of this stuff is in 5.1. I'd love a surround mix of Thursday Afternoon.

onthewall2983
02-25-2016, 12:41 AM
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlf1/v/t1.0-9/12744005_1252258918121630_8096336620445784313_n.jp g?oh=4bd23ae0aec042bfa0a152687f404552&oe=57253AB4

Coming April 29th (http://brian-eno.net/the-ship/)

Substance242
01-03-2017, 02:24 AM
Anyone heard this? Interesting idea, that generative version.
http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2017/01/02/brian-eno-latest-album-for-ios-apple-tv-goes-on-forever/

jmtd
01-03-2017, 12:14 PM
Just came to post this. Reminds me of a Greg Egan novel (Quarantine probably) 30 quid though!

Edit: I wonder if the LP version (which is two records) has differences to the digital version around the transitions?

Art Vandelay
03-24-2017, 11:42 PM
I have been into The Ship lately found an article about it.....


http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/29/11535672/brian-eno-the-ship-review-jean-michel-blais-kaitlyn-aurelia-smith (http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/29/11535672/brian-eno-the-ship-review-jean-michel-blais-kaitlyn-aurelia-smith)

Chrome Head
03-28-2017, 04:24 PM
Anyone heard this? Interesting idea, that generative version.
http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2017/01/02/brian-eno-latest-album-for-ios-apple-tv-goes-on-forever/

I've been interested in how this is. I have the 'Bloom' app he developed for iOS that does similar stuff. Got some use out of that for a bit, then forgot about it.

$39.99 is pretty steep--I see the price has now gone down in the US Apple Store to $30.00. Tempted to check it out. I thought the Reflection release he put out was just fine.

Art Vandelay
03-28-2017, 04:40 PM
This is interesting I'm curious about this myself.

jmtd
04-15-2018, 10:28 AM
A couple of weeks until this drops

https://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/brian-eno-music-for-installations/

jmtd
05-23-2018, 11:27 AM
OK it's out, I've been (erm) evaluating it, and I like it. A lot. So I want to drop for it. 55 for the CD box sounds reasonable price-wise. But, hm. I really think the Vinyl edition is significantly nicer. I'm trying to buy less vinyl these days because a lot of it I never play, or play rarely; but I can see myself spinning these. And the larger format booklet should let the art it demonstrates shine. But 3x the price is hard to swallow. I'm totally stuck on deciding...

Harry Seaward
05-23-2018, 11:46 AM
Random observation about eno/reznor intersections.

"Crystal Japan" (a warm place) was co-written by eno.

"I'm afraid of Americans" was co-written by eno during the "outside" sessions but didn't make the cut and ended up being reworked for "earthling" (and remixed by reznor).

Are there any closer connections?

Can you imagine Reznor and eno working together? My first instinct would be no, since eno is fairly avante garde with production and reznor so hands on, I couldn't imagine them gelling. On the other hand if reznor took a bit of a back seat on HTDA (relatively speaking. Did he?) perhaps he'd be open to ideas.

"Hallo Spaceboy" is a song by David Bowie from his 1995 album Outside. Bowie and Brian Eno co-wrote the original album version of the song. Bowie wrote the song in mostly-improvised sessions with his band in 1995, and intentionally wrote it with a Nine Inch Nails-like vibe. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallo_Spaceboy)