Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) CD (album) cover


Brian Eno


Progressive Electronic

3.63 | 160 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Special Collaborator
Honorary Collaborator
3 stars "Taking Tiger Mountain (By Stragedy)" is the 2nd full-length studio album by UK experimental rock artist Brian Eno. The album was released through Island Records in November 1974. After Brian Eno left Roxy Music he opted to start a solo career which spawned his debut full-length studio album "Here Come The Warm Jets (1973)". That album featured quite a few guest musicians, which is something Brian Eno has limited on "Taking Tiger Mountain (By Stragedy)". however the album still features guest appearances by prolific musicians like Phil Manzanera, Phil Collins and Robert Wyatt.

The music on the album is predominantly vers/chorus structured rock with the occasional more artsy edge. The tracks are centered around Brian Enoīs generally melodic and memorable vocal lines. Even though Brian Eno is a keyboard player you shouldnīt expect too much keyboard noodling here. The compositions are in focus not complex playing. With that said there are lots of innovative keyboard playing on the album, it just functions as backing to the vocals. Brian Enoīs voice reminds me a bit of David Bowie paired with Bryan Ferry. Thatīs also the two artists the music generally reminds me the most about. But thereīs a distinct Beatles influence in some of the tracks too. Brian Enoīs love for doo woob and rīnīb also shines through more than one place on "Taking Tiger Mountain (By Stragedy)". This is easily asseccible music but the way the tracks are arranged provides the album with a level of sophistication you rarely hear on mainstream recordings.

The sound production is professional and very well sounding. A very modern and fresh sounding production considering the album was released in 1974. Upon conclusion "Taking Tiger Mountain (By Stragedy)" is a good quality second album by Brian Eno. Itīs not quite as surprising as his excellent debut but definitely a nice listening experience. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is well deserved.

UMUR | 3/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this BRIAN ENO review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives