'Most of the music I love is made by awful musicians'
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Friday 24 July 2009
This is a peculiar book about an interesting man. Over the decades, Brian Eno has switched from effete rock star to restless artist, pundit and pop intellectual, but this bulky account scarcely moves with him.
Friday 05 June 2009
Secret Agent finds the man regarded by Brian Eno as "perhaps the greatest drummer ever" back on the Afrobeat territory he helped establish nearly half a century ago alongside Fela Kuti.
Sunday 15 March 2009
An artist for our times, Fredo Viola's "cluster" videos went viral and led to an as-yet-unreleased collaboration with Massive Attack.
Friday 06 March 2009
"Every night I have the same dream," sings Bono on the title track: "I'm hatching some plot, scheming some scheme."
Friday 20 February 2009
Nobody bothers about civil liberties until they've gone. As the old country song warns: "You don't miss your water till your well runs dry."
Album: David Byrne & Brian Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (www.everythingthathappens.com)
Friday 15 August 2008
The last time David Byrne and Brian Eno linked up, the resulting album – 1981's My Life In the Bush of Ghosts – changed the course of pop music, although it would take the industry the best part of a decade to catch up with their collaging techniques, which in effect invented sampling. Harnessed to lock-tight rhythms, its layered montages of sonic bric-a-brac sought to encompass the vast breadth of audio-social experience becoming more easily available as communications technology shrank the world.
Monday 22 May 2006
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Friday 26 November 1999
- 1 Cameron's freebie to apartheid South Africa
- 4 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 5 People will try to reduce Mandela to a lilting reggae tune about ‘love’. They will fail