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It’s that time of the year again, everybody! The best holiday of the year (yes, better than National Ferris Wheel Day AND Leif Erikson Day) has returned. I’ve been going to Record Store Day since 2009, and even when I didn’t look up the releases beforehand, I’d still walk out of my favorite record store… More »

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Damon Albarn’s Africa Express Pays Tribute To Terry Riley’s “In C”

Africa Express is Damon Albarn’s project that brings together Western musical luminaries (Brian Eno, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, Albarn himself) with Malian musicians. Last year, they released the Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes album. And later this month, they’ll release their tribute to Terry Riley’s landmark minimalist composition “In C,” which Riley… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2014 - 11:15 am

Watch The Previously Untold True Story Of David Bowie, Brian Eno, & Tony Visconti Recording “Warszawa”

Low is certainly one of David Bowie’s very best albums, but when it comes to backstory, no other album compares. As covered in Hugo Wilcken’s reverent 33 1/3 book, the thing was recorded when Bowie was at his creative peak and his mental/emotional bottom. Each track has its own amazing story, and among the most… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 16, 2014 - 11:32 am

Brian Eno Blasts America For Supporting “Ethnic Cleansing” Of Palestine

As the tragic violence in Gaza has been heating up again, so has debate about the conflict between Israel and Hamas. Rock and pop stars have been getting in on that discourse, including Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Zayn Malik, and most prominently Eddie Vedder, who delivered a controversial onstage rant, an impassioned blog post, and a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 30, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Eno • Hyde – “DBF”

Someday World, the team-up from Brian Eno and Underworld mastermind Karl Kyde, has only been out for a few weeks, but the duo has already announced another album for release this summer. High Life is a full LP containing six songs that Eno has described as extensions of the musical ideas they had developed for… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 28, 2014 - 11:15 am

Stream Brian Eno & Karl Hyde Someday World

Brian Eno’s latest project is a collaboration with Karl Hyde, leader of the classic UK dance group Underworld. We’ve already heard a sample of the album, Someday World, in the form of tracks “The Satellites” and “Daddy’s Car.”… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 28, 2014 - 10:51 am

Damon Albarn – “Heavy Seas Of Love” (Feat. Brian Eno) Video

The gorgeous Brian Eno collab “Heavy Seas Of Love” was one of the many tracks Damon Albarn released ahead of Everyday Robots. Now it’s the third to get a video, joining the beat-driven laments “Everyday Robots” and “Lonely Press Play.” Albarn shot it himself on his iPad as a sort of travelogue of all the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 22, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Eno • Hyde – “Daddy’s Car”

For his latest trick, Brian Eno has recorded Someday World a full collaborative album with Karl Hyde, of the long-running British dance group Underworld, and we’ve already heard the early track “The Satellites.” They’ve now shared another one called “Daddy’s Car,” and it’s a bright and rhythmic jam with some sprightly horns and falling-all-over-themselves drums. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 7, 2014 - 9:43 am

Eno • Hyde – “The Satellites”

Art-rock eminence Brian Eno has linked up with Karl Hyde, frontman for the long-running British dance group Underworld, to record a collaborative album called Someday World. The duo, working under the name Eno • Hyde, has just shared the Someday World opener “The Satellites,” and it’s a sprawling, orchestral synthpop jam with more horns tha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 4, 2014 - 9:59 am

Damon Albarn – “Heavy Seas Of Love” (Feat. Brian Eno)

UPDATE: YouTube’s now available below…


It is a massive pain in the ass to hear “Heavy Seas Of Love,” the song that ends Damon Albarn’s forthcoming solo album Everyday Robots. You have to go to a website called Genero, spend a few minutes signing up, give up an email addre… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Damon Albarn Everyday Robots Details

While we wait around for a new Blur album, Damon Albarn continues to give us everything but, from a collaboration with the Child Of Lov (RIP) to a stage version of his Monkey opera. Damon did say a solo release and tour would precede a new Blur LP, so the imminent release of what i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 17, 2014 - 5:25 pm

Girls Names – “Third Uncle” (Brian Eno Cover)

Belfast combo Girls Names keep shuffling through retro feels, from the jangly surf static of 2011 debut Dead To Me to the gloomy New Wave of this year’s The New Life. Such stylistic fluidity makes a Brian Eno cover seem like a good fit. To presage the release of their Bowie-ribbing The Next Life EP,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 26, 2013 - 11:09 am

Preview Feist, Brian Eno, Regina Spektor, Randy Newman Covering Peter Gabriel From And I’ll Scratch Yours

A while after we’d given up any hope of hearing it, Peter Gabriel is getting ready to release And I’ll Scratch Yours, the album of artists like Arcade Fire and Bon Iver covering his songs. (It follows Scratch My Back, the 2010 album on which Gabriel covered many of those very same artists’ songs.) We’ve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2013 - 10:38 am

James Blake – “Digital Lion” (Feat. Brian Eno)

In the last year there seemed to be a sort of rift between James Blake’s growing catalog. There was Blake, the singer-songwriter who created warped, knotty soul music on his self-titled debut, and then there was Blake, the post-dubstep producer whose early trio of EPs comprised some of most original electronic music of 2011. Of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 7, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Stream Brian Eno LUX

Next month, art-music O.G. Brian Eno will release his new album LUX, a 76-minute, 12-section, four-track ambient album that’s designed to work as one cohesive whole. It’s Eno’s first solo, non-collaborative album since 2005, and it’s now streaming in full online. Listen to the whole massive thing via Spin.

LUX is out 11/13… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 30, 2012 - 9:48 am

St. Vincent – “Some Of Them Are Old” (Brian Eno Cover)

Annie Clark is one of indie rock’s most reputable cover crafters, so it’s no surprise that her cover of Brian Eno’s “Some Of Them Are Old,” recorded at Elvis Costello keyboardist Steve Nieve’s home in Paris, is another solid addition to her arsenal. Watch footage of the performance, spliced with open road and Mojave desert… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 5, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Watch Brian Eno On The Colbert Report

The musical guest on last night’s Colbert Report was art-rock genius and production mastermind Brian Eno. During his interview with Colbert, he laughed a lot and did the Montgomery Burns finger-tent when he was discussing big concepts, so he acted basically exactly the way you’d want Brian Eno to act during a Colbert Report interview. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 11, 2011 - 9:59 am

Brian Eno – “panic of looking”

Earlier in the summer, Brian Eno released Drums Between The Bells, an album of collaborations with the poet Rick Holland that married Holland’s words to Eno’s soundscapery; we posted a few tracks from it. And as it turns out, Eno and Holland aren’t done with each other. Eno will soon release Panic Of Looking, a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 14, 2011 - 11:10 am

Brian Eno – “Bless This Space” & “Pour It Out”

As “Glitch” (and a contributor list) suggested, Brian Eno’s new collection Drum Between The Bells focuses on voices, all reciting the words of poet/collaborator Rick Holland. (It gets pretty chatty, really, so if you’re looking for spacious, latter-day instrumentals head to 2010’s Small Craft On A Milk Sea.) One of Drum’s best tracks is the… More »

By: brandon / June 14, 2011 - 11:40 am

Brian Eno Drums Between The Bells Info, Sounds

Following on the heels of Small Craft On A Milk Sea, Brian Eno’s releasing a new collection, Drum Between The Bells, featuring the words of Rick Holland. He and Eno began working together in 2003 after meeting in the late ’90s through Eno’s collaborative Map-Making project, but Drum doesn’t include any of those early works. More »

By: brandon / April 19, 2011 - 1:10 pm
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