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Brian Eno on World Cafe | February 11, 2013

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British musician, composer and producer Brian Eno is commonly recognized as one of the most important innovators in ambient music. Though he now mainly composes using computers, Eno was one of the early pioneers of tape-loop music. He's been an important figure in the history of more conventional pop, as well; he began his career as a member of Roxy Music, and later went on to collaborate with a variety of artists, including U2 and David Byrne.

Eno's latest album, Lux, began as a piece he was commissioned to create for a baroque gallery within a palace near Turin, Italy. He wrote the piece at a studio he built within the gallery, and tailored the music specifically for the physical space of that room, working with its natural acoustics. He was so enamored with the result that he later produced a reworked version to be released as a standalone album.

Here, Eno talks with World Cafe host David Dye about Lux, as well as some of the other projects he's been created during his remarkable career. (Link)

This segment originally aired on December 21, 2012.


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Coldplay "Paradise" Mylo Xyloto

Devo "(Can’t Get No) Satisfaction" Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo

Brian Eno/John Cale "Lay My Love" Wrong Way Up

Eno "St. Elmo’s Fire" Another Green World

David Bowie "Sound and Vision" Low

((Depeche Mode "In Your Room" Songs of Faith and Devotion))

Brain Eno "Lux 2" Lux

Brian Eno "Lux 4" Lux

((LCD Soundsystem "Something Great" Sound of Silver))

James "Laid" Laid

U2 "In God’s Country" The Joshua Tree

Jane Siberry "Sail Across the Water" When I Was A Boy

Talking Heads "The Great Curve" Remain In Light

David Byrne & Brian Eno "Home" Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

((The Flaming Lips "The W.A.N.D." At War With the Mystics))

My Bloody Valentine "If This And Yes" m b v

John Murry "Photograph" The Graceless Age

John Murry "Southern Sky" The Graceless Age

Ray Lamontagne "Beg Steal Or Borrow" God Willin’ And the Creek Don’t Rise

Mark Knopfler "Why Aye Man" The Ragpicker’s Dream

((Black Joe Lewis "Master Sold My Baby" Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is))

Langhorne Slim & the Law "The Way We Move" The Way We Move

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale "I Lost My Job Of Loving You" Buddy & Jim

Morphine "Thursday" Cure For Pain

Night Beds "Ramona" Country Sleep

Lord Huron "Time To Run" Lonesome Dreams

((Seawolf "The Garden That You Planted" Get To the River Before It Runs Dry))

Local Natives "Heavy Feet" Hummingbird

Modest Mouse "Dashboard" We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

Wilco "Heavy Metal Drummer" Kicking Television, Live in Chicago

((Battles "Race Out" Mirrored))