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Brian Eno..........

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by Nello, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. Nello

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    Until now I only knew he used to be in Roxy Music and I therefore assumed I wouldn't like it. But having heard one song 'here come the warm jets', I think I was wrong, as it is brilliant.

    Anyone recommend some albums....I'll probably get 'Here Come The Warm Jets' but dunno about any others. What I DON'T want is anything that sounds too much like Bryan Ferry (if that's possible). Does Eno do lots of instrumental stuff? Or only instrumental stuff? Muchos advice needed....

    Cheers
     
  2. Whiting

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    I've not heard (to my shame) the 'Here Come The Warm Jets' album but I do have 'Another Green World' which is often recommended as the perfect introduction to the ambient side of Eno. 15 or so tracks, each a short soundscape -- I don't think any of the tracks are longer than about 4 minutes (seems unusual given the length of today's ambient workouts) which does leave you wishing some of them were longer but does give a varied listening experience.

    Also worth checking out is 'My Life in the Bush of Ghosts', his album with Talking Heads' David Byrne. Considered ground breaking for the time for its extensive use of sampling, electronica, african percussion etc. It often sounds like everything's been thrown into the melting pot but it works to great effect.

    'Here Come The Warm Jets' is supposedly a reference to, er, urination. :)

    Let us know what you decide to pick up.
     
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    ...and don't forget to check out his producer credits, if you're not familiar with them. That's a separate thread in itself.
     
  4. karkus30

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    Another Green World and Music for Airports both are excellent albums, the first one is the best.

    Eno is known best for being a non-musician, he has collaborated on loads of albums most notable being U2s Unforgettable Fire and the Joshua Tree also on Bowie, Talking Heads, Devo and John Cale.

    His music is all about soundscapes, nothing like Bryan Ferry, who is, after all, only a moderate Nightclub singer (sorry Brian).
     
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    ..but that's not to dismiss the first 2 (or 3) Roxy Music albums (before Ferry discovered supermodels) which have Eno's influence stamped all over them (in 4 ft platforms, no doubt)
     
  6. Nello

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    Cheers for the advice chaps.
    I've downloaded a couple of tracks with John Cale, which I quite liked. I'll defo track down the album with David Byrne.
    Of the tracks I've heard so far nothing beats 'here come the warm jets', but I'm looking forward to finding some other crackers.

    Funny, I'd assumed 'Warm Jet' to be similar to 'Pearl Jam', but obviously I picked the wrong liquid :D
     
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    Oh no! The same thing happened to me about 10 years ago! Before you know it you'll be buying King Crimson, Captain Beefheart, Hawkwind, Frank Zappa...and none of your mates will want to listen to your albums!

    Perhaps I need new mates...
     
  8. Nello

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    Cheers for the warning, I'll keep my Eno CD's hidden away in a secret compartment and only listen to them on headphones!
     
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    Check out "Discrete Music" for the ambient stuff and try "Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy" and "Before And After Science" for more 'conventional' stuff (by Eno's standards at any rate!)
     
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    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: I know what you mean..............Fast and bolbous, a squid in a ............:D
     
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    "For your Pleasure" brilliant, think I might have to add that to the recommended list. Can you remember when Roxy Music first appeared......totally different to anything that had gone before.
     
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    Steady on -- I'm not that old.
     
  13. Rambo John J

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    Eno's a genius.
    See the trailers for 28 Days that had that bit of music lifted from the end of Traffic with Michael Douglas at the rehab centre meeting thing? Eno did that piece on his album of soundscapes for the Apollo space missions - it's called "ascent".
    Most of his stuffs available dirt cheap these days
     
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    I saw something in NME about Roxy Music doing a gig in town soon (Laaandan town), with a support act I was surprised about (tho' I can't remember who it was). Oh, it's Hyde Park July 16th 2003. Just in case anyone is interested....
     
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    I'll second that. The Apollo soundtrack CD is fantastic, as is the film it was written for, "For All Mankind". Used all over the place - Trainspotting springs to mind.

    Oh - and the stuff he did with Harold Budd is pretty cool too.

    Cheers, Carl.
     
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    I remember Roxy Music in the begining which is why I can't listen to any of the later albums. For Yor Pleasure is a classic. They re-released the Roxy Music catalogue a little while ago - remastered on CD and they come in a cardboard "LP style" sleeve without the crappy jewel casing which always breaks in the post !
     
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    Talking Heads (my favourite band) would not be what they are today (ok they split up many years ago) if it hadn't been for Eno. You can here several of their songs before and after Eno arrived and what an amazing difference he made. Infact Brian Eno is referenced as the 5th member of talking heads because he did so much for the band.
     

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