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Brian Eno

About

Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno (; born Brian Peter George Eno, 15 May 1948) is a British musician, composer, record producer and visual artist best known for his contributions to ambient music and work in rock, pop and electronica. A self-described "non-musician", Eno has helped introduce unconventional conceptual and recording approaches to contemporary music. He has been described as one of popular music's most influential and innovative figures.Born in Suffolk, Eno studied painting and experimental music at the art school of Ipswich Civic College in the mid 1960s, and then at Winchester School of Art. He joined glam rock group Roxy Music as its synthesiser player in 1971, recording two albums with the group before departing in 1973. Eno then released a number of solo pop albums beginning with Here Come the Warm Jets (1974) and, also in the mid-1970s, began exploring a minimalist direction on influential recordings such as Discreet Music (1975) and Ambient 1: Music for Airports (1978), coining the term "ambient music" with the latter.

Alongside his solo work, Eno collaborated frequently with other musicians in the 1970s, including Robert Fripp, Harmonia, Cluster, Harold Budd, David Bowie, David Byrne and Judy Nylon. He also established himself as a sought-after producer, working on albums by John Cale, Jon Hassell, Laraaji, Talking Heads, Ultravox, and Devo, as well as the no wave compilation No New York (1978). In subsequent decades, Eno continued to record solo albums and produce for other artists, most prominently U2 and Coldplay, alongside work with artists such as Daniel Lanois, Laurie Anderson, Grace Jones, Slowdive, Karl Hyde, James, Kevin Shields, and Damon Albarn.

Dating back to his time as a student, Eno has also worked in other media, including sound installations, film, and writing. In the mid-1970s, he co-developed Oblique Strategies, a deck of cards featuring aphorisms intended to spur creative thinking. From the 1970s onwards, Eno's installations have included the sails of the Sydney Opera House in 2009 and the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank in 2016. An advocate of a range of humanitarian causes, Eno writes on a variety of subjects and is a founding member of the Long Now Foundation. In 2019, Eno was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Roxy Music.

Articles

July 28, 2022

Brian Eno Returns With ‘ForeverAndEverNoMore’, His First Vocal Album Since 2005

Hear first single "There Were Bells" from ambient legend's first LP featuring mostly songs with vocals in nearly 17 years

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July 28, 2022

Brian Eno delivers climate warning on new track, ‘There Were Bells’

It's the first track from his new album, which arrives this October The post Brian Eno delivers climate warning on new track, ‘There Were Bells’ appeared first on NME.

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May 2, 2022

A new Brian Eno documentary is in the works

You can’t make a conventional, by-the-numbers bio doc about Brian Eno The post A new Brian Eno documentary is in the works appeared first on NME.

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April 27, 2022

New Brian Eno Documentary in the Works

Helvetica director Gary Hustwit has started production on the the career-spanning Eno, which will feature never-before-seen footage, unreleased music, and more

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April 24, 2022

Alfie Templeman shares new song ‘Living In A Universe’ for EarthPercent

Proceeds from the track go to Brian Eno’s climate change charity to mark Earth Day The post Alfie Templeman shares new song ‘Living In A Universe’ for EarthPercent appeared first on NME.

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April 24, 2022

Declan McKenna shares limited-edition charity single ‘Elephant’

Proceeds from the song will go to Brian Eno's climate change charity EarthPercent The post Declan McKenna shares limited-edition charity single ‘Elephant’ appeared first on NME.

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April 22, 2022

Brian Eno, Big Thief, Coldplay, and More Contribute to Earth Day Charity Compilation

Hot Chip, the Weather Station, Nile Rodgers, and others have also provided previously unheard tracks to the EarthPercent initiative

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April 22, 2022

Coldplay and Michael Stipe among artists to donate tracks to EarthPercent’s Earth Day initiative

Brian Eno's climate change charity has assembled a lengthy list of exclusive live songs, collaborations and unreleased tracks on Bandcamp The post Coldplay and Michael Stipe among artists to donate tracks to EarthPercent’s Earth Day initiative appeared first on NME.

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April 22, 2022

The Turning Year

A frequent collaborator of ambient musicians like Laraaji and his brother Brian Eno, the British composer presents a collection of wistful solo piano pieces shaded by strings.

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April 15, 2022

Brian Eno discusses his Earth Day collaboration with Michael Stipe

'Future If Future' is out on April 22 The post Brian Eno discusses his Earth Day collaboration with Michael Stipe appeared first on NME.

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March 1, 2022

Japanese Breakfast and Brian Eno Join SXSW 2022 Speakers Lineup

Beto O’Rourke, Ron Howard, Beggars Group’s Nabil Ayers, Ted Lasso’s Brett Goldstein, Sevdaliza, and others will also speak in Austin

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February 22, 2022

Roxy Music Reissuing Debut Album and For Your Pleasure on Vinyl

Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno’s band are launching a vinyl reissue campaign with their first two records

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December 20, 2021

Brian Eno on NFTs: “Now artists can become little capitalist assholes as well”

"NFTs seem to me just a way for artists to get a little piece of the action from global capitalism" The post Brian Eno on NFTs: “Now artists can become little capitalist assholes as well” appeared first on NME.

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November 12, 2021

The Chemical Brothers explore early rap and Brian Eno talks visual art in new Sonos Radio HD instalments

AD feature with Sonos The Chemical Brothers and Brian Eno have shared new instalments of their Sonos Radio HD series, which are available to listen to now. Both artists launched their own curated stations earlier this year, joining the likes of Björk, Dolly Parton, Thom Yorke, Brittany Howard and more on the platform. Iconic dance […] The post The Chemical Brothers explore early rap and Brian Eno talks visual art in new Sonos Radio HD instalments appeared first on NME.

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October 12, 2021

Brian Eno calls for “a revolution” in music industry’s approach to climate change

"The climate crisis is also a climate opportunity" The post Brian Eno calls for “a revolution” in music industry’s approach to climate change appeared first on NME.

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October 6, 2021

Brian Eno, Architects’ Sam Carter on new season of Savages’ Fay Milton’s climate action podcast

The second season of the Music Declares Emergency co-founder's 'Sounds Like a Plan' podcast launched earlier this week The post Brian Eno, Architects’ Sam Carter on new season of Savages’ Fay Milton’s climate action podcast appeared first on NME.

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September 7, 2021

Hot Chip, Brian Eno and more announced for Cardiff’s Festival of Voice

The festival will take place from November 4-7 The post Hot Chip, Brian Eno and more announced for Cardiff’s Festival of Voice appeared first on NME.

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June 27, 2021

Jon Hassell, Avant-Garde Composer and Trumpet Player, Dead at 84

"Fourth World" explorer collaborated with Brian Eno, Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel and Ry Cooder

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June 8, 2021

Brian Eno launches new Sonos Radio HD station ‘The Lighthouse’

The renowned musician will premiere 300 tracks on the new station, including unreleased, old and new work The post Brian Eno launches new Sonos Radio HD station ‘The Lighthouse’ appeared first on NME.

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June 8, 2021

Brian Eno Launches Sonos Radio Station With Unreleased Music

The Lighthouse, a new station on Sonos Radio HD, will broadcast unheard music from Eno’s archive

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April 10, 2021

Tom Morello, Brian Eno and Roger Waters to play Live for Gaza fundraiser

Today's (April 10) virtual gig will benefit the Delia Arts Center in Gaza The post Tom Morello, Brian Eno and Roger Waters to play Live for Gaza fundraiser appeared first on NME.

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April 9, 2021

Listen to Jon Hopkins frosty cover Roger and Brian Eno’s ‘Wintergreen’

It's taken from the musician and producer's new 'Piano Versions' covers EP The post Listen to Jon Hopkins frosty cover Roger and Brian Eno’s ‘Wintergreen’ appeared first on NME.

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December 8, 2020

Heralded Ambient Composer Harold Budd Dead at 84

Musician known for his minimalist works, collaborations with Brian Eno, Cocteau Twins' Robin Guthrie

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November 11, 2020

Get to Know Loma, Who Make Shadowy Indie Rock That Sounds Like a Séance

In this Rising interview, frontwoman Emily Cross talks about how her work as a death doula affects her art, collaborating with Brian Eno, and the ghostly wonders of new album Don’t Shy Away.

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Discs

There Were Bells

July 28, 2022

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Lago Escondido

January 8, 2022

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LIVE IN PARIS 28.05.1975

December 17, 2021

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Celeste

December 9, 2021

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Wanting To Believe (Oh Holy Night)

September 21, 2021

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Film Music: Jarman > Stillness

January 29, 2021

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Brian Eno - Film Music 1976 ~ 2020

November 13, 2020

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Mixing Colours (Expanded)

July 17, 2020

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Manganese

July 1, 2020

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Mixing Colours

March 20, 2020

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Slow Movement: Sand

March 13, 2020

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Blonde

February 14, 2020

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Lay Down My Gun (Brian Eno Mix)

September 27, 2019

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Eno, Roedelius, Moebius: By This River (Arr. Badzura)

March 8, 2019

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One More Yard

November 2, 2018

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The Weight Of History / Only Once Away My Son

October 11, 2018

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Music For Installations

May 4, 2018

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Unnoticed Planet

April 30, 2018

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Kazakhstan (Edit)

April 20, 2018

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Block9 Creative Retreat Palestine

April 11, 2018

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Finding Shore

December 8, 2017

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March Away

November 30, 2017

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Idea of Order at Kyson Point

October 24, 2017

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Motion in Field

September 28, 2017

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Sour Evening (Complex Heaven 3)

June 10, 2017

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Reflection (Excerpt)

January 1, 2017

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Reflection

January 1, 2017

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The Ship

April 29, 2016

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Fickle Sun (iii) I'm Set Free

April 21, 2016

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Chain

October 9, 2015

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Brian Eno x Nicolas Jaar x Grizzly Bear

May 6, 2013

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LUX (An Excerpt)

November 12, 2012

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LUX

November 12, 2012

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Panic of Looking

November 7, 2011

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Drums Between The Bells

June 4, 2011

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Small Craft On A Milk Sea

November 1, 2010

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After the Heat

January 1, 2009

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Ascent (An Ending)

January 25, 2007

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Beyond Even (1992-2006)

October 23, 2006

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The Equatorial Stars

April 5, 2005

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Music For Films

January 1, 2005

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Eno/Wyatt/Davies: Music for Airports

March 1, 1998

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The Drop

January 1, 1997

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Spinner [Expanded Edition]

January 1, 1995

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Neroli (Thinking Music Part IV)

January 1, 1993

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Nerve Net

January 1, 1992

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The Shutov Assembly

January 1, 1992

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Wrong Way Up [Expanded Edition]

January 1, 1990

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Desert Island Selection

January 1, 1986

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Thursday Afternoon

October 1, 1985

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The Pearl

January 1, 1984

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More Music For Films

November 1, 1983

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Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (Extended Edition)

July 1, 1983

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Apollo

July 1, 1983

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Ambient 4: On Land (Remastered 2004)

March 1, 1982

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My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

January 1, 1981

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Ambient 3: Day Of Radiance

August 1, 1980

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Ambient 2: The Plateaux Of Mirror (Remastered 2004)

January 1, 1980

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Ambient 1: Music For Airports (Remastered 2004)

January 1, 1978

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Before And After Science

November 1, 1977

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Cluster & Eno

January 1, 1977

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Discreet Music

December 5, 1975

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Another Green World

September 1, 1975

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Evening Star

January 1, 1975

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Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)

November 1, 1974

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No Pussyfooting

January 1, 1973

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Here Come The Warm Jets

January 1, 1973

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