Freaky Friday: Brian Eno
Although he’s best known as a producer these days, Brian Eno started out as a composer and musician. He was originally a member of Roxy Music, but left for a solo career after their second album. It turns out not everyone wants to be a Rock star.
Eno is considered the father of ambient music, but his creations weren’t bland, lifeless melodies pumped into elevators and malls. He was a minimalist, but it wasn’t just random notes strung together. Eno builds an atmosphere, a mood, with his seemingly simple songs. The music is gorgeous, but never maudlin or sentimental. I probably ought to meditate to this stuff because it makes me feel the way Mark Rothko paintings do. I feel like I’m floating, and like my crazy monkey mind can finally slow down.
So here’s a little peace for you today, dear readers, in the form of Music for Airports. Although I think maybe it should have been called Music for Air, because that’s what it feels like.