Brian Eno

Brian Eno

Real Name:
Brian Peter George St John Le Baptiste de la Salle Eno
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Brian Eno is an electronic musician and producer. Also known for his multifaceted interests outside of music, especially technological. He was born 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK.

He attended Ipswich and Winchester Arts Schools where he studied with Tom Phillips (3), Roy Ascott, Christian Wolff, Anthony Benjamin, Noel Forster and George Brecht.

Starting his musical career early, first thing of note being with the band Roxy Music, Eno has gone on to produce a number of highly eclectic and increasingly ambient electronic and acoustic albums, and also works frequently as producer for many popular artists.

He is widely cited as coining the term "ambient music", with his series of albums using the term recorded between1978 and 1982.

He collaborated with David Byrne, formerly of Talking Heads, on "My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts" (1981) which was one of the first albums not in the rap or hip-hop genres to extensively feature sampling.
Eno collaborated with David Bowie as a writer and musician on Bowie's influential "Berlin Trilogy" of albums, "Low" (1977), "Heroes" (1977), and "Lodger" (1979), on Bowie's later album, "1. Outside - The Nathan Adler Diaries: A Hyper Cycle" (1995), and on the track "I'm Afraid Of Americans" (1997).
He has also collaborated with Robert Fripp of King Crimson, Robert Wyatt on his "Shleep" (1997) album, with Jon Hassell and with the German duo Cluster.

Eno is also well known for acting as a producer for a number of bands, these include U2, James, Coldplay, et al. He won the Best Producer award at the 1994 and 1996 BRIT awards. He is an innovator across many fields of music and collaborated on the development of the Koan algorithmic music generator. He has also been involved in the field of visual arts.

In 1996 Brian Eno, and others, started the Long Now Foundation to educate the public into thinking about the very long term future of society. Brian Eno is also a columnist for the British newspaper, The Observer.
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Brian Eno Discography

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L-35654 Eno* Here Come The Warm Jets (Album) Island Records L-35654 Australia & New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
ILPS 9291 Kevin Ayers - John Cale - Eno* - Nico (3) Kevin Ayers - John Cale - Eno* - Nico (3) - June 1, 1974 (Album) Island Records ILPS 9291 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
ILPS 9309 Eno* Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (Album) Island Records ILPS 9309 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
obscure no. 3 Brian Eno Discreet Music (Album) Obscure (2), Island Records obscure no. 3 UK 1975 Sell This Version
XILP 9351 C Eno* Another Green World (Album) Island Records XILP 9351 C Canada 1975 Sell This Version
EGM 1 Brian Eno Music For Films (Album, Comp) EG EGM 1 UK 1976 Sell This Version
SKY 010 Cluster & Eno* Cluster & Eno* - Cluster & Eno (Album) Sky Records SKY 010 France 1977 Sell This Version
ILPS 9478 Brian Eno Before And After Science (Album) Polydor ILPS 9478 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
sky 021 Eno*, Moebius*, Roedelius* Eno*, Moebius*, Roedelius* - After The Heat (Album) Sky Records sky 021 France 1978 Sell This Version
2310 647, AMB 001 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports) (Album) EG, Polydor 2310 647, AMB 001 Norway 1978 Sell This Version
B-18379-79 Brian Eno & Pete Sinfield* Brian Eno & Pete Sinfield* - Robert Sheckley's In A Land Of Clear Colors (Album) Mensanjero Records B-18379-79 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
EGED 7 Jon Hassell / Brian Eno Jon Hassell / Brian Eno - Fourth World Vol. 1 - Possible Musics (Album) Editions EG, Polydor EGED 7 UK 1980 Sell This Version
EGSC-202 Harold Budd / Brian Eno Harold Budd / Brian Eno - Ambient 2 (The Plateaux Of Mirror) (Album) Editions EG EGSC-202 US 1980 Sell This Version
EGEDC-19 Laraaji Produced By Brian Eno Laraaji Produced By Brian Eno - Ambient 3 (Day Of Radiance) (Album) Editions EG EGEDC-19 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
EGED 30, 2335 254 Harold Budd Produced By Brian Eno Harold Budd Produced By Brian Eno - The Pavilion Of Dreams (Album) Editions EG, Polydor EGED 30, 2335 254 UK 1981 Sell This Version
EGMC 48, EGMC48, 3100 566 Brian Eno - David Byrne Brian Eno - David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (Album) Sire EGMC 48, EGMC48, 3100 566 UK 1981 Sell This Version
EGED 20 Brian Eno Ambient 4 (On Land) (Album) Editions EG EGED 20 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
EGBS 2 Brian Eno Music For Films Volume 2 (Album) Editions EG EGBS 2 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
ENOC 5 Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno - Apollo - Atmospheres & Soundtracks (Album) EG, Polydor ENOC 5 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
28MM 0381 Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois - The Pearl (Album) Editions EG 28MM 0381 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
EGCD 64 Brian Eno Thursday Afternoon (Album) EG EGCD 64 UK 1985 Sell This Version
EGED 41 Michael Brook With Brian Eno And Daniel Lanois Michael Brook With Brian Eno And Daniel Lanois - Hybrid (Album) Editions EG, Polydor EGED 41 US 1985 Sell This Version
ESL 168 Brian Eno Textures (Album) Standard Music Library ESL 168 UK 1989 Sell This Version
7599-26421-1 Brian Eno & John Cale Brian Eno & John Cale - Wrong Way Up (Album) Opal Records, Warner Bros. Records 7599-26421-1 Greece 1990 Sell This Version
9 45010-2 Brian Eno The Shutov Assembly (Album) Opal Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 45010-2 US 1992 Sell This Version

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NickB007

NickB007

April 27, 2015
Don't see Brian Eno's BBC sessions 1974 listed here
TheatreX

TheatreX

October 29, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
Interesting to note that Brian Eno apparently did several film soundtracks that don't appear to have been released on vinyl or CD. This evening I settled down to watch a film called "Land Of The Minotaur" (AKA "The Devil's Men") and as I was watching the opening credits I was sure I had seen his name flash by, so I backed up the DVD and played that bit again and sure enough, he did the soundtrack...it's wonderfully sinister and unmistakably Eno....and once I knew he was the artist I certainly paid much more attention to the music than I probably would have otherwise.
MadMusicBox

MadMusicBox

November 2, 2008
I have heard reviewers who were critical of Brian Eno's works claim that they were essentially just elevator music or mood music. And I must say, they are completely and totally correct. And that's what makes Eno so great. The fact that in a genre of music not intended to stand out, Brian Eno somehow manages to stand out is a testament to his genius. He is the king of ambient music. His columnism under the name C. S. J. Bofop (B. R. I. Aneno) says it all. "You may not notice it changing. But you will notice it not getting boring." You have to listen to him at least once in your lifetime, if you can. Try it, you'll like it.
dragsterman

dragsterman

August 23, 2007
edited over 8 years ago
Brian Eno is quite simply a genius. A master of ambience. I never fully appreciated his work until 20 or so (30 in some cases) years after its release. Any artist that produces music that stands the test of the time deserves the highest of accolades. His ambient work is simply timeless, sounds which get better with age. Take time to absorb his work fully.
frankwark

frankwark

February 16, 2004
If you were around in the 70's you may remember a t-shirt that had "Eno is God" written on it. It's hard to sum up the importance of Eno's musical output from his post-Roxy music days (solo and Fripp collaborations) to his ground-breaking production work, etc. If you like anything that can be described as "ambient", you owe it to yourself to check out Eno. I recommend starting with "Another Green World" which is where you can see a cross-over from pop format to ambient soundscape.
jaxxalude

jaxxalude

November 30, 2003
He is THE man! He is, without a doubt, the most influential musician of the last 40 years, be it directly or not. His output speaks for itself. And believe me: you do not know about electronic music if you never heard anything done by this man. A true genius!
Hazzardous

Hazzardous

July 11, 2002
in order for everyone to appreciate electronic music properley, you have to have heard it's roots. Brian Eno is without a doubt one of the original pioneers of what we call elctronic music/techno/etc today. I recommend that you at least have a couple of tunes in your collection, true fans of the cause will agree that there isn't much of a shelf life with many tunes around today, Eno proves that you can make electronica that lasts for years!

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