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Brian Eno's Another Green World [NOOK Book]

Overview

The serene, delicate songs on Another Green World sound practically
meditative, but the album itself was an experiment fueled by
adrenaline, panic, and pure faith. It ...
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Brian Eno's Another Green World

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Overview

The serene, delicate songs on Another Green World sound practically
meditative, but the album itself was an experiment fueled by
adrenaline, panic, and pure faith. It was the first Brian Eno album to
be composed almost completely in the confines of a recording studio,
over a scant few months in the summer of 1975. The album was a proof
of concept for Eno's budding ideas of "the studio as musical
instrument," and a signpost for a bold new way of thinking about
music.

In this book, Geeta Dayal unravels Another Green World's abundant
mysteries, venturing into its dense thickets of sound. How was an
album this cohesive and refined formed in such a seemingly ad hoc way?
How were electronics and layers of synthetic treatments used to create
an album so redolent of the natural world? How did a deck of cards
figure into all of this? Here, through interviews and archival
research, she unearths the strange story of how Another Green World
formed the link to Eno's future -- foreshadowing his metamorphosis
from unlikely glam rocker to sonic painter and producer.
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Editorial Reviews

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The book itself is a masterpiece; it’s not just a book about the making of a record, it’s a book about how to make art and how to think about how to make art. - Amanda Palmer

 
Eno’s use of collaboration, chance, and cybernetics to force creativity makes for a fascinating story....Eno himself apparently loved the book, buying copies for friends. This isn’t surprising– an interest in process has been a constant of his work for four decades. - Pitchfork

 
The prose is elegant, the sheer scope of the work impressive, and the meditation on the source of creativity is both well done and light-handed. - Flavorpill

 
As a study of Another Green World it’s impressively holistic, hungry to catalogue every possible point of departure for thinking about the record … the best short introduction to Eno’s work and ethos going. - The Wire

 
It’s as much a philosophy book as a “Behind the Music” breakdown, and an invitation to think creatively about creativity. - The Millions

 
Dayal’s unique and fresh take, which also delves into Discreet Music, is a must read for Eno fans and makes a great primer for the uninitiated. - Flagpole

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441112736
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Series: 33 1/3 Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 134
  • Sales rank: 1,249,400
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Geeta Dayal's writing on music, visual art, and science has appeared in many major publications, including Bookforum, The Wire, The New York Times, The International Herald-Tribune, and The Village Voice. She is currently at work on a second book on the history of electronic music. She lives in Boston.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface


"Always first steps"


"Trust in the you of now"


"Turn it upside down"


"Courage!"


"Abandon normal instruments"


"Discover the recipes you are using and abandon them"


"Ask people to work against their better judgment"


"Define an area as 'safe' and use it as an anchor" / "Don't be frightened of clichés"


"Honor thy error as a hidden intention"


"Remember those quiet evenings" / "The tape is now the music" / "Gardening, not architecture"


"Remove specifics and convert to ambiguities"


"Is it finished?"


Acknowledgements


Bibliography
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