Producer and performer Daniel Lanois has a new album out, Flesh And Machine.
According to label Anti-, Lanois has ‘truly deployed every sonic weapon in his arsenal’, creating the ‘headphone album of the year’ in the process.
Flesh And Machine was initially conceived as an ambient album, building on his work with Brian Eno on classics like Ambient 4: On Land (1982) and Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983). But the album also explores Lanois’ idea of taking the ‘studio as an instrument’ concept to the world of live performance.
Here’s a live studio performance of Opera, from the new album: Continue reading
All Saints Records has announced that it will releasing four albums worth of unreleased/rare music from Brian Eno as part of the re-release of four of of Eno’s solo albums:
- 1992’s Nerve Net
- 1992’s The Shutov Assembly
- 1993’s Neroli
- 1997’s The Drop
Each album release will be expanded with a second album of rarities/unreleased tracks. Continue reading
This video, from 2009, features Brian Eno in Conversation on Australia ABC’s Artscape.
Eno talks to ABC arts presenter Andrew Frost about his artistic inspirations, ideas and views on contemporary art.
A rare concert by Robert Fripp and Brian Eno – one of a handful by the two – is now available to order.
Live In Paris 28.05.1975 will be released on September 15th and can be obtained from Inner Knot for US customers and Burning Shed for UK and Europe.
Here’s what they have to say about the release:
Hearing the tapes in fully restored audio quality, it’s easy to understand why it attracts such reverence now and perhaps, why the shows attracted such hostility then. No Roxy Music hits, No King Crimson riffs, just a duo sitting in near darkness with a reel to reel tape recorder, improvising over the pre-recorded loops with a filmed background projection.
Replace the reel to reel machine with a couple of laptops/iPads/sequencers and the core of much current live performance from electronica to hip-hop was there some thirty years in advance. At the time, audiences responded to such a glimpse of the future with booing, walkouts and general confusion.
Thanks to the discovery and restoration of the original backing tapes, it was possible to isolate, de-noise and match the live elements from the performance tapes to the studio loops to produce the final recording. Continue reading
Brian Eno, Karl Hyde and Warp have released a augmented reality app, Eno • Hyde, as a promo for the new Eno/Hyde album, Someday World.
Eno • Hyde takes the classic medium of vinyl and marries it with image recognition and augmented reality technology, in a melding of analogue and digital worlds. Continue reading
Warp Records has released a couple of tracks from the upcoming Brian Eno & Karl Hyde album, Someday World.
Someday World is comprised of nine songs, composed and sung by Eno & Hyde, with a distinguished cast of supporting musicians, including Tessa Angus, Nell Catchpole, Marianna Champion, Will Champion, Kasia Daszykowska, Don E., Darla Eno, Fred Gibson, Georgie Gibson, Andy Mackay, John Reynolds and Chris Vatalaro.
The release was produced by Brian Eno with 20 year old Fred Gibson, continuing an ongoing collaboration between Eno and Hyde which sees the two together on a complete album for the very first time.
Here’s what Eno and Hyde have to say about the collaboration: Continue reading
Oblique is a Max For Live device that puts a little Eno into Ableton Live.
Oblique Strategies (subtitled Over One Hundred Worthwhile Dilemmas) is originally a deck of printed cards created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt and first published in 1975. Each card offers an aphorism intended to help artists (particularly musicians) break creative blocks by encouraging lateral thinking. Continue reading
What Difference Does It Make: A Film About Making Music – is a free documentary film that delves into the challenges and triumphs of living “a life in music.”
The documentary traces the stages of development that musicians experience, and goes beyond the topic of music to explore questions ‘about life itself.’
The film features interviews with dozens of seasoned music professionals including Brian Eno, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Skream, Richie Hawtin, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and James Murphy, among others.
The movie is available as a free stream (above). Continue reading