Progrography

Brian Eno
The antithesis of every boy (or girl) who grew callouses on their fingers learning the guitar licks of Eric Clapton in the worthless pursuit of adulation, Eno describes himself as a non-musician. He is, in fact, a seeker of new sounds. Originally a member of the seminal art-rock group Roxy Music, Eno used his knowledge of electronics to throw a wrench into the works of popular music. After two albums, Eno left to pursue ambient soundscapes with guitarist Robert Fripp (Eno is often cited as the father of ambient music) and apply his unique genius to traditional song structures, as on Here Come The Warm Jets and Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy). The two ideals met on the brilliant Another Green World and Before And After Science (included in this period is perhaps the most sublime application of Eno's ambient muse, Discreet Music). However, from here on Eno would relegate his pop music side to the support of other musicians (David Bowie, Devo, Talking Heads, Ultravox, U2) while using his own solo career to advance the aesthetics of ambient music (often in collaboration with other artists, including Harold Budd, Jon Hassell and Cluster). Highlights from his ambient/instrumental catalog include Ambient One: Music for Airports (originally intended for broadcast at airports to soothe passengers), an album of avant-garde/third-world music with David Byrne (My Life in the Bush of Ghosts), and The Pearl (with Harold Budd and Daniel Lanois). Eno is rightly regarded as one of the most influential musical figures in the 20th century.

Date ALBUMS / Singles
1973 November NO PUSSYFOOTING
1974 January HERE COME THE WARM JETS
1974 March Seven Deadly Finns
1974 November TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN (BY STRATEGY)
1975 August The Lion Sleeps Tonight
1975 September ANOTHER GREEN WORLD
1975 November DISCREET MUSIC
1975 December EVENING STAR
1977 August CLUSTER & ENO
1977 December BEFORE AND AFTER SCIENCE
1977 December King's Lead Hat
1978 September MUSIC FOR FILMS
1978 AFTER THE HEAT
1978 AMBIENT ONE: MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS
1980 April AMBIENT 2: THE PLATEAUX OF MIRROR
1980 April FOURTH WORLD VOLUME ONE: POSSIBLE MUSICS
1981 February MY LIFE IN THE BUSH OF GHOSTS
1981 May The Jezebel Spirit
1981 MUSIC FOR AIRPLAY
1982 March AMBIENT 4: ON LAND
1983 July APOLLO: ATMOSPHERES & SOUNDTRACKS
1983 November WORKING BACKWARDS: 1983 - 1973
1984 August THE PEARL
1985 August VOICES
1985 October THURSDAY AFTERNOON
1986 OLD LAND
1986 March MORE BLANK THAN FRANK
1987 January DESERT ISLAND SELECTION
1987 January MUSIC FOR FILMS 2
1988 MUSIC FOR FILMS III
1989 March Another Green World
1990 October 5 WRONG WAY UP
1990 November One Word
1991 MY SQUELCHY LIFE
1992 July Fractal Zoom
1992 September 1 NERVE NET
1992 October Ali Click
1992 November 10 THE SHUTOV ASSEMBLY
1993 June 17 NEROLI
1993 November BRIAN ENO
1993 November BRIAN ENO 2
1994 April 5 THE ESSENTIAL FRIPP AND ENO
1994 October THE COMPACT COLLECTION
1995 October 23 SPINNER
1997 July 8 THE DROP
1999 August 3 SONORA PORTRAITS
2000 October 24 COOLAUGUSTMOON
2001 June 12 DRAWN FROM LIFE
2003 January 1 JANUARY 07003: BELL STUDIES FOR THE CLOCK OF THE LONG NOW
2005 March 22 MORE MUSIC FOR FILMS
2005 April 5 THE EQUATORIAL STARS
2007 October 15 BEYOND EVEN (1992-2006)
2008 August 18 EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS WILL HAPPEN TODAY
2010 November 2 SMALL CRAFT ON A MILK SEA

SEE ALSO...
DAVID BOWIE discography
HAROLD BUDD discography
JOHN CALE discography
ROXY MUSIC discography
TALKING HEADS discography
David Byrne: The Catherine Wheel
Camel: Rain Dances
Songs From The Cool World
Bryan Ferry: Mamouna
Robert Fripp: Exposure
Jon Hassell: Dream Theory in Malaya
Icehouse: Measure For Measure
Laraaji: Ambient #3 Day of Radiance
Music From The Penguin Cafe

 

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