You are here

Brian Eno Documentary, unseen.

Arrangement, instrumentation, lyric writing, music theory, inspiration… it’s all here.

Moderator: Moderators

Brian Eno Documentary, unseen.

Postby Arpangel » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:37 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0_XIdbx6eY

Unbelievable, I’ve never seen this before, I feel likeI’ve got my old enthusiasm back again just by watching this.
To say I’m blown away by it is an understatement, especially the studio and tracking footage,
User avatar
Arpangel
Jedi Poster
Posts: 6357
Joined: Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:00 am

Re: Brian Eno Documentary, unseen.

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:09 pm

Fascinating - I've not seen that before either.


Martin
User avatar
Martin Walker
Moderator
Posts: 16945
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:44 am
Location: Cornwall, UK

Re: Brian Eno Documentary, unseen.

Postby Arpangel » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:34 am

Martin Walker wrote:Fascinating - I've not seen that before either.


Martin

Yes, it is fascinating, in the fact that a lot of extremely interesting music was being made, even by today’s standards, with what was basically, very primitive gear, in a lot of ways, just industry standard stuff at the time.
The sounds on the Fripp And Eno album No Pussyfooting are still mysterious and otherworldly, Chris Spedding, his guitar playing on Needle In The Camels Eye is just amazing, very interesting watching him lay that down in the studio.
User avatar
Arpangel
Jedi Poster
Posts: 6357
Joined: Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:00 am

Re: Brian Eno Documentary, unseen.

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:48 pm

The title tune from TV's 'Arena' arts programme haunted me for many years, but it was only recently that I discovered that it was written by Brian Eno on his 'Another Green World' album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GuzqPEcx5Q


Martin
User avatar
Martin Walker
Moderator
Posts: 16945
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:44 am
Location: Cornwall, UK

Re: Brian Eno Documentary, unseen.

Postby zenguitar » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:09 am

The title track no less.

Andy :beamup:
User avatar
zenguitar
Moderator
Posts: 11053
Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2002 1:00 am
Location: Devon
liberté, frivolité et vanité

Re: Brian Eno Documentary, unseen.

Postby Agharta » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:06 am

The Windows 95 start-up sound is also one of his.
Agharta
Jedi Poster
Posts: 4262
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 12:00 am

Re: Brian Eno Documentary, unseen.

Postby Arpangel » Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:44 am

Martin Walker wrote:The title tune from TV's 'Arena' arts programme haunted me for many years, but it was only recently that I discovered that it was written by Brian Eno on his 'Another Green World' album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GuzqPEcx5Q


Martin

Another Green World completely freaked me out, when it came out it sounded like nothing else, what were these sounds? where did they come from? what instruments made them? It instantly made all other music at the time sound dated, and familiar, it was a pivotal point, it changed everything, to say my enthusiasm was boosted is a major understatement, it changed my life.
David Bowie said about Another Green World "it’s essential, it’s transcendental"
User avatar
Arpangel
Jedi Poster
Posts: 6357
Joined: Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:00 am

Re: Brian Eno Documentary, unseen.

Postby N i g e l » Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:45 pm

Matt Berry "interviews" Brian Eno

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b0b6p8g4


Sorry, its BBC, so UK only for the moment. It may be avaliable in other countries in 2021 when its included in your trade deal
N i g e l
Frequent Poster
Posts: 1294
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Location: British Isles

Re: Brian Eno Documentary, unseen.

Postby Tomás Mulcahy » Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:03 pm

Arpangel wrote:Yes, it is fascinating, in the fact that a lot of extremely interesting music was being made, even by today’s standards, with what was basically, very primitive gear, in a lot of ways, just industry standard stuff at the time.
That EMS console would be worth a fortune today! Looks like it's two AKS and maybe a mixer? I wonder what became of it. He sold an AKS on VEMIA years ago.
User avatar
Tomás Mulcahy
Frequent Poster
Posts: 1873
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2001 12:00 am
Location: Cork, Ireland.

Re: Brian Eno Documentary, unseen.

Postby John Stafford » Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:58 pm

Wonderful and inspiring!

Thanks for posting it.

I feel like a plant that's just been watered.
John Stafford
Poster
Posts: 39
Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:51 am
Location: Ireland

Re: Brian Eno Documentary, unseen.

Postby MOF » Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:13 pm

I didn’t get much out of it, you couldn’t really see what he was doing technically. I preferred the Arena programme about him. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CPOz5-rcIeA
This is interesting too, I haven’t watched it all, just skimmed through https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R3wxEo9FU0w
MOF
Frequent Poster
Posts: 1403
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2003 1:00 am
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Brian Eno Documentary, unseen.

Postby Arpangel » Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:56 pm

MOF wrote:I didn’t get much out of it, you couldn’t really see what he was doing technically. I preferred the Arena programme about him. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CPOz5-rcIeA
This is interesting too, I haven’t watched it all, just skimmed through https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R3wxEo9FU0w

It’s more a documentary of the time for me, his place in Portobello where he lived, the market, my stomping grounds too, it was still very much like that when I used to go there. He’s so young in this film too, interesting hearing his thoughts, he comes across as a bit naive, and it’s amazing how his wife, and the media, helped to shape his forthcoming career, and the studio footage is very interesting,
User avatar
Arpangel
Jedi Poster
Posts: 6357
Joined: Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:00 am

Re: Brian Eno Documentary, unseen.

Postby John Stafford » Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:17 pm

I love his attitude to his work and the creative process.
John Stafford
Poster
Posts: 39
Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:51 am
Location: Ireland

Re: Brian Eno Documentary, unseen.

Postby Arpangel » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:56 am

John Stafford wrote:I love his attitude to his work and the creative process.

I like his honesty, and his attitude to life, he’s not scared to acknowledge it's underbelly, never has been, and also, he knows when to stop doing things.
User avatar
Arpangel
Jedi Poster
Posts: 6357
Joined: Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:00 am

Re: Brian Eno Documentary, unseen.

Postby tea for two » Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:43 am

Arpangel wrote:he comes across as a bit naive,

This naivity is so essential in creativity.

Sh*t we been through in life going through in life is also so essential in creativity
although we can completely shut down when the sh*t is too much.

Getting bogged down by becoming too knowing is when we make ourselves stuck in quicksand.
tea for two
Frequent Poster
Posts: 863
Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2002 1:00 am

Next