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Friday, 29 October 2010

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I´ve only just started listening to it, I´m enjoying quite a bit, thanks Mike. Reminds me quite a bit of Vangelis.
Paul

Doggone NPR, when will they enter the 21st century for us mobile folk. This is Flash rant.

Can't wait.

"slated" ... too right ... and no mention of Bryan Ferry's efforts?

Skipped through it I'm afraid. I really don't understand the attraction of this sort of music, which of course says more about me than the music.

Sad old reactionary contrarian that I seem to be becoming, I still think Warm Jets is Eno's magnum opus.

P.S.We both had better hairsyles in those days ;-(

Mike,
Thanks for the note. i was not aware of his popularity in Japan, but listening to the NPR stream, I can see why.

Just to pass the word, there is an iPhone app "Bloom" that is apparently authored by Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers. It allows you to create simple tunes by placing "drops of sound" that echo. (The app visually looks like water drops on a still pond.) A great way to find some peace of mind in the "sardine can" trains during the morning rush hour.

Alex

Steven,
I've never been a big Ferry fan.

Mike

(P.S. If anybody wonders what this is about, Brian Eno's Roxy Music co-founder Bryan Ferry also came out with a new album a couple of days ago, called "Olympia.")

Sorry Mike (I'm also a huge Eno fan) but the Ferry album is fantastic. His best since The Bride Stripped Bare. I'm old enought to have bought For Your Pleasure on vinyl in 1973.....and feeling every year of it. NPR had the new Ferry as the preview last week. Eno "performs" on it.

Mike,

my comment was also about the use of the word 'slated' which in English English generally means to criticise (heavily). But I think you knew that.

This made me smile http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/oct/28/bryan-ferry-brian-eno which contends "Nobody really expects innovation from Bryan Ferry. Strangely, that means his album works better as mood or background music than Brian Eno's does"

Steve

Dennis,

I share your rant. It wouldn't kill them to offer a redirect or a link to a non-Flash content alternative. Except that it might. Flash offers them an easy way to limit the ability for unscrupulous downloads---in order to satisfy record labels. Also, there's added infrastructure of offering another stream.

Also, here's a link from their mobile site: http://m.npr.org/news/front/130670962

Got no clue if it'll work for a desktop OS.

I just ordered a cd via TOP's Amazon link.

"my comment was also about the use of the word 'slated' which in English English generally means to criticise (heavily). But I think you knew that."

I didn't! Honest. Here it simply means "scheduled or planned."

Mike

Good background,elevator,mood music.
Nothing exceptional though well done.
Of course nothing can compare to
Beethoven's ninth symphony/the third
movement.

Sad old reactionary contrarian that I seem to be becoming, I still think Warm Jets is Eno's magnum opus.

That's a great album, true. But IMO Ambient 4: On Land is even more of a milestone.

Yaaawwwwnnnn....

>>Sad old reactionary contrarian that I seem to be becoming, I still think Warm Jets is Eno's magnum opus.<<

I'm voting for "Another Green World" or maybe "Taking Tiger Mountain"...

--Darin

I have to go with Nathan on this one. Eno's treading water.

Speaking of Ferry, on this side of the Pond there have been a number of interviews to coincide with his new release. The man seems to be going to the same health club as Keith Richards, from the look of him.

Sorry. That was just the bitterness of an old Roxy fan (first 4 albums only, of course), who saw one of his heroes commit the ultimate betrayal of any rock icon - the man married into the aristocracy and took up fox-hunting. If he'd joined the Osmonds it would have been more palatable.

Hmm, I may have imagined Jean Michel Jarre while listening to it.

I wonder what became of 'Muzak',....this reminded me of it...... Strange that I assumed TOP's proprieter was more cultured based on what gets written and displayed here.

Well I did give it 5 minutes, but "it ain't rock'n'roll".
I love most of Ferry's early work but he lost my support with that soulless Dylan album a couple of years ago (and he has a badly behaved son).

Warm Jets, Green World, Tiger Mountain, Before and after Science - while he still wrote songs - were my favourite albums - although Ambient 1 (Airports) with Robert Wyatt on piano was lovely.
Thanks for the link.

Great album - particularly the ambient pieces. Seems to be almost Ambient 5 following the genius Ambient 1, 2, 3 and 4 (my favourite) albums. The slow parts remind me of a picture I took a few days ago in Scotland.

I can only hope to some day ride an elevator that is playing Eno.

I haven't listened to the album yet, but I quite like this photograph.

If we're praising Eno albums let's not forget Bush of Ghosts!

Ideally, and I am sure that Mr. Eno would agree, is that this style be invented, recorded and mastered by machines, only.

Well, that's quite weird... I just got back from Japan, having bought a copy of this CD after seeing it purely by chance in Tower Records, Akihabara. I'm listening to it right now for the first time and I see an article right here, while catching up on the last couple of weeks of TOP. I like it when life throws things up like that.

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