Sunday, May 22, 2011
Remake/Remodel Your Music Collection - A Roxy Music Buyer's Guide
Glambient: The Works of Brian Eno
Though Eno was only with Roxy for the first two albums, his influence was vast. For those seeking a little more of the bizarre side of the the first two records, witness with awe as Brian Eno singlehandedly transforms glam to ambient over the course of just under two years with this holy trinity of solo releases, Here Come the Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy, and the absolutely incredible Another Green World. If Another Green World doesn't revive your faith in the power of music, nothing will.
Ambient 1-4 and More: Music as Furniture, Music for Your Future
For the fan enthralled with Eno, there are seemingly boundless riches to be discovered, as his career has been prolific to say the least. Any respectable ambient/Eno library must at least contain the following: Ambient 1: Music for Airports, Ambient 2: The Plateaux Of Mirror, Ambient 3: Day of Radiance, and On Land. Those four records along with Music For Films and Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks will set you well on your way to happy listening and will ensure that you always have something to play "in the background" (that was the point, after all) without resorting to soft rock. In every dream home a heartache? Who knows, but at least there will be some damn fine music.