Brian Eno

Brian Eno



Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI (/ˈn/; born 15 May 1948 and originally christened Brian Peter George Eno) is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, writer, and visual artist. He is best known for his pioneering work in rock, ambient, pop, and electronic music. A self-described "non-musician", Eno has helped to introduce a variety of unique conceptual approaches and recording techniques into contemporary music, advocating a methodology of "theory over practice" throughout his career.[1][2] He has been described as one of popular music's most influential and innovative figures.[1][3][4]

Born in Suffolk, Eno studied painting and experimental music at art school in the late 1960s before joining glam rock group Roxy Music as synthesizer player in 1971. After recording two albums with the band, he departed in 1973 to record a number of solo albums, contributing to and ultimately coining the concept of ambient music with works such as Another Green World (1975), Discreet Music (1975), and Music for Airports (1978). He took part in frequent collaborations with artists such as Robert Fripp, Harold Budd, Cluster, David Bowie on his "Berlin Trilogy", and David Byrne on 1981's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. During the 1970s, Eno would also begin a parallel career as a producer, which included work on albums by Talking Heads and Devo, the no wave compilation No New York (1978), and recordings by avant-garde artists such as John Cale, Jon Hassell, Laraaji, and Harold Budd, among others.

In subsequent decades, Eno continued to record solo albums, collaborate, and produce for other artists, including U2, Coldplay, Laurie Anderson, James, Grace Jones, and Slowdive. Dating back to his time as a student, he has also pursued a variety of multimedia projects in parallel with his music career, including sound installations and his mid-70s co-development of Oblique Strategies, a deck of cards featuring cryptic aphorisms intended to spur creative thinking. He continues to release music, produce, and write, and maintains a regular column in Prospect Magazine.



Before and After Science
Before and After Science is the fifth studio album by British musician Brian Eno.
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts is the first collaborative album by Brian Eno and David Byrne, released in February 1981.
Here Come the Warm Jets
Here Come the Warm Jets is the debut solo album by Brian Eno, credited only as "Eno".
Another Green World
Another Green World is the third studio album by English musician Brian Eno, released by Island Records in September 1975.

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Brian Eno and My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields' New Song Is a Lush Drone
  –  October 27, 2017
Over his years as a producer and composer, Brian Eno's had the occasion to work with an almost unimaginably ... the shoegaze great and relentless perfectionist who's only released music in drips and drabs over the course of the last couple of decades.
Brian Eno and My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields Release “Only Once Away My Son”
  –  October 26, 2017
Brian Eno has teamed up with My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields ... Meanwhile, My Bloody Valentine is allegedly recording new music for release sometime next year. Shields' will also give a solo performance at Nordur Og Nidur, a December 27-30 music ...
Listen to Brian Eno and Kevin Shields’ collaboration, “Only Once Away My Son”
  –  October 26, 2017
Brian Eno and Kevin Shields have released a collaborative track, “Only Once Away My Son“. It’s been released as part of Adult Swim‘s Singles Program, with the pair contributing music to the network’s ongoing ’52 weeks of free music’.
LISTEN: Kevin Shields and Brian Eno have collaborated on a new song
  –  October 26, 2017
The forensic pop-visions of Brian Eno frequently feel dredged from places alien to human emotion. How, his music seems to ask, can the vapid and random flutterings of the heart compare with technology’s unblinking perfection? For such reasons ...
Hear Brian Eno and My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields Join Forces for Epic New Song
  –  October 25, 2017
Making for a match in music nerd heaven, ambient hero Brian Eno and shoegaze king Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine have teamed up for a truly massive collaboration. Don't believe us? Just press that play button below to experience their "Only Once Away ...
Listen to Brian Eno and My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields’ new song ‘Only Once Away My Son’
  –  October 25, 2017
... music to the network’s ongoing ’52 weeks of free music’. Eno and Shields’ collaboration, ‘Only Once Away My Son’, has now surfaced online – listen to the track below. Brian Eno with Kevin Shields – Only Once Away My Son by Adult Swim ...
Brian Eno and My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields shared a legendary collaboration
  –  October 25, 2017
The latest song in the Adult Swim Singles Series is pretty significant: "Only Once Away My Son" is a woozy, nine-minute collaboration between two titans of experimental music, Brian Eno and My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields. It's even more special ...
Recent Brian Eno
  –  October 22, 2017
But it wasn’t until I heard a couple of tracks on Brian Eno’s Music For Airports that I finally heard something that matched what I heard in my head. Critics eventually named this music Ambient Music and I’ve been a huge Eno fan ever since I first ...


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