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 (; born Brian Peter George Eno, 15 May 1948), also known by the mononym Eno, is an English musician, composer, record producer and visual artist. He is best known for his pioneering contributions to the ambient music and electronic genres, and for producing, recording, and writing works in rock and pop music. A self-described "non-musician", Eno has helped introduce unconventional concepts and approaches to contemporary music. He has been described as one of popular music's most influential and innovative figures. In 2019, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Roxy Music.

Born in Suffolk, Eno studied painting and experimental music at the art school of Ipswich Civic College in the mid 1960s, and then at Winchester School of Art. He joined glam rock group Roxy Music as its synthesiser player in 1971, recording two albums with the group before departing in 1973. He then released a number of solo pop albums beginning with Here Come the Warm Jets (1974) and began exploring a minimalist direction with the influential recordings Discreet Music (1975) and Ambient 1: Music for Airports (1978), coining the term "ambient music".

Alongside his solo work, Eno collaborated frequently with other musicians in the 1970s, including Robert Fripp (as part of the Fripp & Eno duo), Harmonia (for which he was described as a member in their 1976 concluding year), Cluster, Harold Budd, David Bowie, and David Byrne. He also established himself as a sought-after producer, working on albums by John Cale, Jon Hassell, Laraaji, Talking Heads, Ultravox, and Devo, as well as the no wave compilation No New York (1978). In subsequent decades, Eno continued to record solo albums and produce for other artists, most prominently U2 and Coldplay, and including Daniel Lanois, Laurie Anderson, Grace Jones, Slowdive, Karl Hyde, James, Kevin Shields, and Damon Albarn.

Dating back to his time as a student, Eno has also worked in other media, including sound installations, film, and writing. In the mid-1970s, he co-developed Oblique Strategies, a deck of cards featuring aphorisms intended to spur creative thinking. From the 1970s onwards, his installations have included the sails of the Sydney Opera House in 2009 and the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank in 2016. An advocate of a range of humanitarian causes, Eno writes on a variety of subjects and is a founding member of the Long Now Foundation.

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1973Here Come the Warm JetsBrian Eno4.1516
1974Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy)Brian Eno3.816
1975Another Green WorldEno4.0517
1975Discreet MusicBrian Eno3.8512
1977Before and After ScienceBrian Eno3.812
1977Cluster & EnoCluster & Eno7
1978Ambient 1: Music for AirportsBrian Eno3.9514
1978After the HeatEno, Moebius & Roedelius58
1979In a Land of Clear ColoursBrian Eno & Peter Sinfield1
1980Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible MusicsJon Hassell / Brian Eno45
1980Ambient 2: The Plateaux of MirrorHarold Budd/Brian Eno4.59
1981My Life in the Bush of GhostsBrian EnoDavid Byrne417
1982Ambient 4: On LandBrian Eno4.510
1982Music for FilmsBrian Eno7
1983Apollo: Atmospheres & SoundtracksBrian Eno4.1516
1983Music for Films, Volume 2Brian Eno1
1984The PearlHarold Budd/Brian Eno with Daniel Lanois411
1985HybridMichael Brook with Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois23
1985Thursday AfternoonBrian Eno57
1989TexturesBrian Eno1
1990Wrong Way UpEno/Cale3.6510
1991My Squelchy LifeBrian Eno4
1992Nerve NetBrian Eno39
1992The Shutov AssemblyBrian Eno56
1993NeroliBrian Eno57
1994HeadcandyBrian Eno2
1995SpinnerBrian Eno & Jah Wobble46
1996Generative Music IBrian Eno1
1997The DropBrian Eno45
1997"Lightness": Music for the Marble PalaceBrian Eno1
1997Contra 1.2Brian Eno1
1997Music for White Cube: London, 1997Brian Eno1
1999I dormientiBrian Eno1
2000Music for 陰陽師Okano Reiko, Yumemakura Baku, Reigakusya, Brian Eno with Peter Schwalm2
2000Music for Civic Recovery CentreBrian Eno1
2001Music for PragueBrian Eno1
2001Drawn From LifeBrian Eno & J. Peter Schwalm2
2003Curiosities, Volume IBrian Eno1
2003January 07003: Bell Studies for the Clock of the Long NowBrian Eno1
2004Curiosities, Volume IIBrian Eno1
2005Another Day on EarthBrian Eno3
200677 MillionBrian Eno1
2008Everything That Happens Will Happen TodayDavid Byrne & Brian Eno4.755
2010Making SpaceBrian Eno1
2010Small Craft on a Milk SeaBrian Eno with Jon Hopkins & Leo Abrahams6
2011Drums Between the BellsBrian Eno and the words of Rick Holland10
2012LUXBrian Eno5
2014Someday WorldEnoHyde5
2014High LifeEnoHyde6
2016The ShipBrian Eno8
2017ReflectionBrian Eno5
2017SistersBrian Eno1
2017Finding ShoreTom Rogerson with Brian Eno2
2020Dokument #2Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson & Ebe Oke1
2020Mixing ColoursRoger Eno and Brian Eno4
2023Discreet Music / Music for Airports / Thursday AfternoonBrian Eno performed by Dedalus Ensemble2
2023Secret LifeBrian Eno & Fred again..4
14 Video PaintingsBrian Eno1

Album + Compilation

1984BegegnungenEno - Moebius - Roedelius - Plank3
1985Begegnungen IIEno - Moebius - Roedelius - Plank23
1985Old LandCluster & Brian Eno2
1986More Blank Than FrankEno1
1986Desert Island SelectionBrian Eno3
1993II: VocalBrian Eno1
1993I: InstrumentalBrian Eno4.351
1999SonoraBrian Eno1
2005More Music for FilmsBrian Eno44
2011Sound StrategiesBrian Eno1
2018Music for InstallationsBrian Eno3
2020Film Music 1976–2020Brian Eno3

Album + Soundtrack

2020Rams – Original Soundtrack AlbumBrian Eno2
2023Top Boy – Score From the Original SeriesBrian Eno2

Album + Live

1974June 1, 1974Kevin AyersJohn CaleEnoNico5

Album + Remix

1992Ali ClickBrian Eno2


1974Seven Deadly FinnsEno1
1975The Lion Sleeps TonightBrian Eno1
1978King's Lead HatBrian Eno1
1981RegimentBrian Eno & David Byrne1
1981The Jezebel SpiritDavid Byrne & Brian Eno1
1990Spinning AwayBrian Eno1
1991One WordEno/Cale3.51
2004An Ending (Ascent) (Leama & Moor Rmx)Brian Eno2
2009Life Is LongDavid Byrne & Brian Eno1
2015ChainBrian Eno1
2016Love Without ViolinsThe Gift feat. Brian Eno2
2017Only Once Away My SonBrian Eno with Kevin Shields1
2018The Weight of History ● Only Once Away My SonBrian Eno with Kevin Shields2
2019I’ll Pay for It NowThe Leisure Society feat. Brian Eno1
2021Wanting to Believe (Oh Holy Night)Roger Eno & Brian Eno1
2021Genesis of ConsciousnessBrian Eno1
2022Epica ExtensionJean‐Michel Jarre x Brian Eno1
2023Line in the SandHot Chip × Brian Eno × Goddess1
2023Atmospheric LightnessBrian Eno1

Single + Remix

1992Fractal ZoomBrian Eno2
2009’76 RemixesHarmonia & Eno ’762


1998A YearBrian Eno1
1999Kite StoriesBrian Eno1
2001Compact Forest ProposalBrian Eno1
2011Panic of LookingBrian Eno and the words of Rick Holland2

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