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Brian Eno


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3.73 | 211 ratings

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Tom Ozric
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4 stars Brian Eno's debut LP entitled 'Here Come The Warm Jets' is an expressive and creative take on popular music of the time. Embarking on recording as soon as he left ROXY MUSIC, Eno recruited some 'big' names on the progressive scene (John Wetton, Phil Manzanera, Robert Fripp, Paul Rudolph, Bill MacCormick and Simon King, amongst others) to realise his own unique vision. Whilst I enjoyed the first 2 Roxy albums immensely, I was somewhat sceptical as to what this particular 'Eno' individual could provide. I was just born at the time of Roxy's debut release - naturally it was them I discovered initially (late 80's), then I looked into these Eno solo records at the time of my musical enlightenment, where my local haunt was the 2nd-hand vinyl shop not far from home.... Since I bought Eno's debut (I was told it was similar to the first 2 Roxy albums), it has taken many plays, and in recent years I must say that it has revealed its, rather peculiar, charms. The actual songs are not particularly complex, but there are lots of details that actually demand intense attention - the way he has arranged and performed these tunes is unlike no other. I can vouch that this album is really something different as well as being a pre-cursor of things to come, and this should be its strong-point. I can detect shades of music from the 50's through to the contemporary, and in the process he may well have pioneered a futuristic style of music. I give it 4 stars, but it has earned them dearly - not an immediate classic, but give it time. Favourite moment is Eno tripping out on his VCS3 Synth during 'Paw-Paw Negro Blowtorch'..........Quite an excellent Avante-Pop/Art-Rock recording on its own merits.
Tom Ozric | 4/5 |


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