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Brian Eno

January 30, 2013 - Musician and producer Brian Eno joins host David Dye in the studio. Brian Eno became well known in the early 70s thanks to his role in the seminal glam rock group Roxy Music. Leaving after two albums, Eno went on to push the envelope technologically, working with tape loops with Robert Fripp, and releasing his own solo debut which landed in the UK Top 30.
Over the course of the decades that followed Eno produced, played with, and championed bands like The Talking Heads, U2, David Bowie, and Coldplay. He also composed the Microsoft Windows sound. But his most important contribution to the contemporary music landscape was his pioneering work in ambient music. A 1975 car accident left Eno bedridden for several months, and during that time he had a eureka moment, realizing the atmospheric potential of music. He immersed himself fully in the genre with his 1975 instrumental album, Discreet Music. His new disc, Lux, continues on the ambient electronic vein of his work. He discusses how he came up with the genre as well as his new album. And Scott Walker. An American transplant to the UK, Walker became a British Invasion pop star in the 60s with his band The Walker Brothers. Now he devotes himself to a much more experimental sound. He shares his latest disc Bish Bosch and discusses how he didn’t always intend to be a singer.

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