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Brian Eno On World Cafe | December 21, 2012

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British musician, composer and producer Brian Eno is commonly recognized as one of the most important innovators in ambient music. Though he now mainly composes using computers, Eno was one of the early pioneers of tape-loop music. He's been an important figure in the history of more conventional pop, as well; he began his career as a member of Roxy Music, and later went on to collaborate with a variety of artists, including U2 and David Byrne.

Eno's latest album, Lux, began as a piece he was commissioned to create for a baroque gallery within a palace near Turin, Italy. He wrote the piece at a studio he built within the gallery, and tailored the music specifically for the physical space of that room, working with its natural acoustics. He was so enamored with the result that he later produced a reworked version to be released as a standalone album.

Here, Eno talks with World Cafe host David Dye about Lux, as well as some of the other projects he's been created during his remarkable career. (Link)


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Coldplay "Paradise" Mylo Xyleto
Devo "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction" Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo
Brian Eno "Lay My Love" Wrong Way Up
Eno "St. Elmo’s Fire" Another Green World
David Bowie "Sound and Vision" Low
((Depeche Mode "In Your Room" Songs of Faith and Devotion))
Brian Eno "Lux 2" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Brian Eno "Lux 4" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((LCD Soundsystem "Something Great" Sound of Silver))
James "Laid" Laid
U2 "In God’s Country" The Joshua Tree
Jane Siberry "Sail Across the Water" When I Was a Boy
Talking Heads "The Great Curve" Remain in Light
David Byrne & Brian Eno "Home" Everything That Happens Will Happen Today


Toots & The Maytals "Funky Kingston" Funky Kingston
Minus The Bear "Steel and Blood" Infinity Overhead
Peter Gabriel "Games Without Frontiers" Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats
Guards "Coming True" In Guards We Trust
The English Beat "I Confess" Special Beat Service
Father John Misty "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" Fear Fun
((Geology "Along the Road" The Neighboring Sea EP))
Josh Ritter "Joy To You Baby" The Beast in Its Tracks
The Civil Wars "Poison & Wine" Barton Hollow
Dawes "When My Time Comes" North Hills
((Ting Tings "Shut Up and Let Me Go" We Started Nothing))
Frank Zappa "Peaches En Regalia" Hot Rats
Martha & the Muffins "Echo Beach" Metro Music
Professor Longhair "Tipitina" Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology
Rolling Stones "Happy" Exile on Main Street
Betty Wright "Clean Up Woman" Soul Hits of the '70s
((Pink Martini "Lets never Stop Falling in Love" Discover the World))