Discreet music...




Brian Eno is an English musician who began his artistic career studying painting and experimental music at Ipswich Civic College in the mid-1960s and later at Winchester School of Fine Arts.


He will attempt a first adventure together in 1964 with a group called The Black Aces, then 3 years later in 1967 with a group called The Merchant Taylor’s Simultaneous Cabinet. Two adventures which unfortunately will not give convincing results ...


We find him in the group Roxy Music at the beginning of the 70s, group where he will play the synthesizer. Much more upscale adventure which will last for the duration of 2 albums before the artist leaves the group following the too strong tensions born between him and Bryan Ferry.


A hasty departure which forces him to stand on his own feet now and which allows him above all to produce a first solo album called "Here come the warm jets" in 1974. Album with certain success since it will be classified on both sides of the Atlantic. Little followed by "Taking tiger mountain (By strategy)", album which will be released the same year but which will not really know the same level of success unfortunately ...


The following 2 albums "Another green world" and "Discreet music" which will be released a year later in 1975 will not do much better.


The album "Before and after science" will do a little better two years later in 1977 by managing to be classified on the other side of the Atlantic. Album of which the 2 most successful titles will be "No one receiving" and "Spider and I".


From 1978, the story continues but without words. Starting with the album "Ambient 1: music for airports", album carried at arm's length by the title "1/1". Followed by few "Music for films", album whose most notable title will be "Sparrowfall (3)" and which will know a significant success across the Channel.


Four years will pass before the release in 1982 of the new album "Ambient 4: on land", an album once again only instrumental. It is once again England which will allow him to obtain a semblance of recognition, notably thanks to the title "Unfamiliar wind".


Still in the same vein, it is the turn of "Apollo: atmospheres and soundtracks" to be released a year later in 1983. Album whose most successful title will undoubtedly be "An ending". A year 1983 which will be another year with 2 albums with the release in the wake of "Music for films Vol 2", album with less success and whose reference title will remain "From the coast".


New album "Thursday afternoon" in 1985, album that will contain only one track lasting an hour !


He would disappear from the radar, at least solo, until 1992, when his album "Nerve net" was released. Album which allows him to return temporarily in the race in particular thanks to the single “Fractal zoom”. A year 1992 which saw the release of a second album "The shutov assembly", an album once again 100 % instrumental and with the most limited success.


The album "Neroli" was released a year later in 1993, once again a single-title album. Whoever says a 57-minute mono-title necessarily means limited success. The album "Headcandy" in 1994 will not do much better.


Several albums were to be released thereafter, but none of them enjoyed notable success until 2005, when he unexpectedly returned to the race with the album "Another day on earth". An album whose flagship title will be "And then so clear".


He will once again come to the fore in 2012 with the album "Lux" but also, and above all, in 2016 with the album "The ship", an album that will remain as the biggest success of all his discography. Successful album followed by another "Reflection" a year later in 2017.


An incredible adventure that will have led him from the 60s to the 2020s with great successes and others that have been much less. But with him, nothing is ever over so he could be found again in a few years ...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Baby’s on fire 1974

  • Needles in the camel’s eye 1974

  • Seven deadly finns 1974

  • Burning airlines give you so much more 1974

  • Golden hours 1975

  • The lion sleeps tonight 1975

  • No one receiving 1977

  • Spider and I 1977

  • 1/1 1978

  • King’s lead hat 1978

  • Sparrowfall(3) 1978

  • Regiment 1981

  • The Jezebel spirit 1981

  • Unfamiliar wind 1982

  • Silver morning 1983

  • An ending 1983

  • From the coast 1983

  • One word 1990

  • Spinning away 1990

  • Ali click 1992

  • Fractal zoom 1992

  • And then so clear 2005

  • A long way down 2005

  • Lux 3 2012

  • Under 2015

  • Fickle Sun (iii) I’m set free 2016

  • Celeste 2020



Clips :


1974 ... successful beginnings which allow the artist to go from shadow to light from the first title. Ideal start as they say ...



1974 ... the style, like the sound, sticks perfectly to the standards of the moment. Normal that success is therefore at the rendezvous ...



1974 ... a year 1974 which saw the artist take off in an impressive way and undoubtedly become one of the phenomena of the moment. And that's just the beginning...



1974 ... for the moment the artist still sings but not sure that it will last very long. Too bad because this young man has everything it takes to become a singer worthy of the name ...



1975 ... after a most encouraging start, the rest will prove to be a little less favorable on the Charts side. And yet, there is quality in all of this ...



1975 ... he attacks here the title of Solomon Linda dating from 1939, one of the most popular titles of the end of the twentieth century. Nothing very new unfortunately ...



1977 ... business picks up somewhat with this title. We suspected that with such a potential the slight air hole would not last ...



1977 ... a title which literally floats in the air and which foreshadows his future achievements on the sound side. Because soon the lyrics will disappear for good ...



1978 ... that's it, it's now a story, even stories without words that await us for a bunch of years. Astonishing change of course ...



1978 ... there are still a few titles with lyrics but not for very long. The artist's metamorphosis is now underway and nothing, and no one, will be able to stop it ...



1978 ... a know-how in the instrumental which will quickly impose itself as a certain reality. Afterwards, there will be very good songs as well as much less good ones ...



1981 ... unfortunately, despite a talent more than obvious, the artist will never succeed in producing a planetary class album. At least for now ...



1981 ... whatever the case, he does not ask himself any questions and leads his career as he sees fit and especially in the direction which seems to him the best. Afterwards, rightly or wrongly, a good question ...



1982 ... a purely instrumental orientation which will unfortunately isolate him more and more and limit its impact on the general public. Phenomenon that will not disturb him more than that ...


1983 ... the results in the Charts are now very random and it will last like that almost until the end. Hard law of the trade ...


1983 ... regardless of the results in the Charts, that does not prevent him from producing titles with more than certain inspiration. This is a perfect example !



1983 ... a year 1983 which saw him inspired to the highest point. It is a festival of very large-caliber instrumental titles which is a pleasure to see, especially to hear ...



1990 ... then no much more solo until the beginning of the 90s. Here he is back in duo mode and it is rather a good surprise that awaits us at this time ...



1990 ... change of style and tone evident at the start of the new decade. It remains to be seen whether it is not already too late for a possible return to the front of the stage ...



1992 ... return of the lyrics but in a style which is necessarily its own. The problem is that at one point, too much wacky kills the wacky ...



1992 ... a title much more structured and which sees him return to bases much more accessible to ordinary people. Like what, when he wants ...



2005 ... new disappearance of radars, this time for nearly 15 years, at least solo. He will have crossed the decade of the 1970s, then the decade of the 1980s, then the 1990s and here he begins the decade of 2000. To do what, it is the future that will tell us ...



2005 ... back to semi-instrumental mode. For a strong comeback on the front of the stage, we will therefore have to wait a little longer ...



2012 ... nothing very new on the horizon. Decades go by and the fundamentals remain pretty much the same. We will not do him again as they say ...



2015 ... while we thought that the artist would never find the top level again, here he is making a shattering comeback on the front of the stage. It must be said that everything is now in place for that, whether in terms of sound or words ...



2016 ... an end of the decade 2010 which will see him obtain his best scores in the Charts, a real feat. Like what, in music, nothing is ever finished ...



2020 ... almost 50 years after its debut, still here ! A longevity to say the least exceptional and that is only found among the greatest necessarily. When will the next ...?



Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Eno

Official Website :

https://brian-eno.net/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/2042

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoWPCwCsQmBwoXBCL_laaIw/featured





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