Brian Eno

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Legal name: Brian Peter George Eno, Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno


Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI (/ˈiːnoʊ/; born 15 May 1948 and originally christened Brian Peter George Eno) is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, writer, and visual artist. He is best known for his pioneering work in ambient and electronic music as well as his contributions to rock, worldbeat, chance, and generative music styles. A self-described "non-musician", Eno has advocated a methodology of "theory over practice" throughout his career, and has helped to introduce a variety of unique recording techniques and conceptual approaches into contemporary music. He has been described as one of popular music's most influential and innovative figures.

Born in Suffolk, Eno studied painting and experimental music at art school in the late 1960s before joining glam rock group Roxy Music as synthesizer player in 1971. After recording two albums with the band, he departed in 1973 to record a number of solo albums, ultimately helping to develop ambient music with works such as Another Green World (1975), Discreet Music (1975), and Music for Airports (1978). During this decade, Eno would also begin a parallel career as a producer, which included work on albums by Talking Heads and Devo, the no wave compilation No New York (1978), and works by avant-garde artists such as John Cale, Jon Hassell, and Harold Budd, among others. He also took part in frequent collaborations, among them albums with guitarist Robert Fripp, German experimental group Cluster, singer David Bowie’s late-70s “Berlin Trilogy”, and the David Byrne collaboration My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1981).

In subsequent decades, Eno continued to record solo albums, collaborate, and produce for other artists, including U2, Coldplay, Laurie Anderson, James, Grace Jones, Slowdive, and James Blake. Dating back to his time as a student, he has also pursued a variety of multimedia projects in parallel with his music career, including sound installations and his mid-70s co-development of Oblique Strategies, a deck of cards featuring cryptic aphorisms intended to break creative blocks and encourage lateral thinking. He continues to release music, produce, and write, and maintains a regular column in Prospect Magazine. His latest album, The Ship, was released in 2016.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 Here Come the Warm Jets Brian Eno 4 8
1974 Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy) Brian Eno 3.5 7
1975 Another Green World Brian Eno 4 8
1975 Discreet Music Brian Eno 3.5 6
1977 Before and After Science Brian Eno 3.5 7
1977 Cluster & Eno Cluster & Eno 6
1978 Music for Films Brian Eno 4
1978 After the Heat Eno, Moebius & Roedelius 5 5
1978 Ambient 1: Music for Airports Brian Eno 4.35 11
1979 In a Land of Clear Colours Brian Eno & Peter Sinfield 1
1980 Fourth World, Volume 1: Possible Musics Jon Hassell & Brian Eno 3
1980 Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror Harold Budd/Brian Eno 4.5 6
1981 My Life in the Bush of Ghosts Brian Eno & David Byrne 4 11
1982 Ambient 4: On Land Brian Eno 4.5 6
1983 Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks Brian Eno 4 8
1984 The Pearl Harold Budd/Brian Eno 3.5 7
1985 Thursday Afternoon Brian Eno 5 4
1989 Textures Brian Eno 1
1990 Wrong Way Up Eno/Cale 2 5
1992 Nerve Net Brian Eno 3 8
1992 The Shutov Assembly Brian Eno 5 6
1993 Neroli Brian Eno 5 6
1994 Headcandy Brian Eno 1
1995 Spinner Brian Eno & Jah Wobble 4 4
1996 Generative Music I Brian Eno 1
1997 The Drop Brian Eno 4 4
1997 Lightness: Music for the Marble Palace Brian Eno 1
1997 Music for White Cube: London, 1997 Brian Eno 1
1997 Tracks & Traces Harmonia & Eno '76 2
1999 I dormienti Brian Eno 1
2000 Music for 陰陽師 Okano Reiko, Yumemakura Baku, Reigakusya, Brian Eno with Peter Schwalm 1
2000 Music for Civic Recovery Centre Brian Eno 1
2001 Music for Prague Brian Eno 1
2001 Drawn From Life Brian Eno & J. Peter Schwalm 2
2003 January 07003: Bell Studies for the Clock of the Long Now Brian Eno 1
2004 Curiosities, Volume 2 Brian Eno 1
2005 More Music for Films Brian Eno 4 2
2005 Another Day on Earth Brian Eno 3
2006 77 Million Brian Eno 1
2008 Everything That Happens Will Happen Today David Byrne & Brian Eno 4.65 5
2010 Making Space Brian Eno 1
2010 Small Craft on a Milk Sea Brian Eno with Jon Hopkins & Leo Abrahams 6
2011 Drums Between the Bells Brian Eno and the words of Rick Holland 9
2012 LUX Brian Eno 5
2014 Someday World EnoHyde 5
2014 High Life EnoHyde 6
2016 The Ship Brian Eno 6

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Begegnungen Eno - Moebius - Roedelius - Plank 3
1985 Begegnungen II Eno - Moebius - Roedelius - Plank 2 3
1985 Old Land Cluster & Brian Eno 1
1986 More Blank Than Frank Eno 1
1986 Desert Island Selection Brian Eno 2
1993 Eno Box: Vocal Brian Eno 1
1993 Eno Box I: Instrumental Brian Eno 4.35 1
1999 Sonora Brian Eno 1
2003 Curiosities, Volume 1 Brian Eno 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1974 June 1, 1974 Kevin AyersJohn CaleEnoNico 3
2014 Live in Paris: 28.05.1975 Fripp & Eno 2

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Ali Click Brian Eno 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 The Jezebel Spirit David Byrne & Brian Eno 1
1990 Spinning Away Brian Eno 1
1991 One Word Eno/Cale 2 1
2004 An Ending (Ascent) (Leama & Moor Rmx) Brian Eno 2
2015 Chain Brian Eno 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 A Year Brian Eno 1
1999 Kite Stories Brian Eno 1
2001 Compact Forest Proposal Brian Eno 1
2011 Panic of Looking Brian Eno and the words of Rick Holland 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Everything That Happens Will Happen on This Tour David Byrne & Brian Eno 1

EP + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Brian Eno x Nicolas Jaar x Grizzly Bear Brian Eno x Nicolas Jaar x Grizzly Bear 3


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 "Drums Between the Bells" Sessions Brian Eno 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975-11-05: Drury Lane, London, England, UK John Cale, Chris Spedding, Pat Donaldson, Timi Donald, Chris Thomas & Brian Eno 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Fractal Zoom Brian Eno 2
2009 ’76 Remixes Harmonia & Eno ’76 2

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