Biography of Brian Eno (1948-VVVV)

British musician whose full name is Brian Peter George St. John of Baptiste of the Salle Eno, born in Great Britain in 1948. Character of primary importance in the music of the past three decades, pioneer and innovator in new fields within the music, which, at the end of the nineties, and with almost fifty years, is fundamental influence, producer, remixer and collaborator of many bands of the last generation. The father of many of these new movements, could be considered ambient and others.

He began studying fine arts in the mid-1960s; is pursuing these studies when he/she meets Andy MacKay, his future mate in Roxy Music. By the end of the sixties, leave his studies and starts to enter into the field of electronic music, learning to manage those years archaic synthesizers and entering part of Roxy Music in 1971. But after editing two albums with the group, leaving the training and started his solo career.

On his first album, No Pussyfooting, collaborates with another genius of experimentation, Robert Fripp, the leading time of King Crimson. This disc is published on Island Records, as well as its continuation Here Come The Warm Jets, this time solo (although the work Fripp and member of Roxy Music, Phil Manzanera). Continues the innovative and revolutionary line that few times its author, has abandoned and has become with the passage of time in a classic; Despite its innovative sound, it only reaches the since twenty-six in the UK charts in 1974. In 1975 Eno created his own label, Obscure, distributed through Island; with the Edit Discret Music, which marks the beginning of his time more ambient, Ethereal and dark. From then until the beginning of the 1980s his career speeds up greatly; reaches an enormous popularity as a producer, thanks to the trilogy of works with Bowie (Low, 1977, Heroes and Lodger, 1978), and his first contact with Talking Heads, More Songs About Building And Food, in 1978. This last work is the beginning of a long relationship with David Byrne and his group. In personal terms, leaves us three environmental work: Before And After Science (1977) and Music For Films (1978), Music For Airports (1979). Criticism received these records with pleasure, and Eno started the 1980s framing within the label, E.G., created by himself and by other characters, such as Daniel Lanois.

In 1981, he/she published My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by David Byrne, excellent job reaching the top thirty in the United Kingdom and a little further down in the United States, and that is one of the latest entries in list of some disk of Eno. For example, the next album On Land, failed to enter the lists. In 1984 Eno puts under their controls to U2 in what would mean the first resounding success on an international scale of the Irish group, as well as the best disc of bonus and his boys. The Unforgettable Fire is produced by Eno with the help of Lanois, and following this formula comes later, in 1987, The Joshua Tree, from which the name of Brian Eno has become indispensable in the recordings.

Since then, the Studio with other artists work Cup most of the time of Eno, although he/she has also recorded a disc solo or with a partner; an example of this is Wrong Way Up, with John Cale in 1990, perhaps its most affordable recording in recent times. But henceforth it has always been in a line very experimental and environmental, as in the case of My Squelchy Life, 1991, or The Shutov Assembly a year later. As a good innovator, in 1994 published Headcandy, interactive CD-ROM, one of his latest creations. An example of any of his past collaborations with new bands is the remix of the Protection of Massive Attack.