Brian Eno thread

Liked him and related acts but after going down a wiki rabbit hole it’s absolutely insane how many seminal works he was involved with between 1973 and 1983ish. Often loads in the same year. Can’t think of anyone who can compare, and it’s only really just occurred to me how impressive it is when you put it in some kind of chronology - are there any biographies, long reads etc that focus on that era specifically? Send them my way

Imagine producing some of the greatest ambient music, Devo & Talking Heads best stuff, Bowie’s Berlin trilogy and loads more at the same time.

1974: Here Come The Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain, Fear
1975: Another Green World, Discreet Music
1977: Low, Heroes, Before & After Science, Cluster & Eno
1978: Ambient 1: Music For Airports, Music For Films, After The Heat, More Songs About Buildings and Food, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
1979: Lodger, Fear Of Music
1980: Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror, Ambient 3: Day of Radiance, Remain In Light
1981: My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
1982: Ambient 4: On Land
1983: Apollo, More Music For Films

[How???]

didn’t really have internet porn back then I guess?

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Also contributed to Souvlaki by Slowdive

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No Pussyfooting is sensational too

Produced the ‘No New York’ compilation AND ran his own record label in that time too.

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And the first release on it was The Sinking Of The Titanic/Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet which is/was an incredible/devastating find. Not bad work really.

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Didn’t even know he produced that too. Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet is one of my all-time favourites

Wondered why him and David Sylvain never collaborated, but someone nailed it on the internet:

Some of his stuff is a bit po-faced for me, but some of it aint

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There was a Wand cover of here come the warm jets on the radio last night which was decent.

I had never known this was a thing. This is amazing!

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I fucking love him. Third Uncle is proto post punk? Here Come The Warm Jets is proto shoegaze? He’s probably a right laugh to have a drink with as well, would have some amazing stories.

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They’re both utterly haunting but Jesus Blood is really something else. Sure Gavin Bryars ran the strings on something big recently?

The two parter podcast with Adam Buxton is well worth a listen imo

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Almost sickeningly talented.

What’s his best known composition? It has to be the Windows 95 startup music…

Great story behind it too:

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Unforgettable Fire is great too.
I may have mentioned this before.

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