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Brian Eno


Progressive Electronic

3.73 | 187 ratings

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5 stars Cooking from scratch (and some imported flavors)

It would be kind of unreasonable not to mention Roxy Music when reviewing this Brian Eno, 1973, "Here Come the Warm Jets". For starters one can realize his contribution in Roxy's 2 first releases as founder and later exiled member and second to understand his departure from the same. While founder member (& mastermind) Bryan Ferry was focusing on detailed and perfectly arrangedsophistication Eno was more in tune with raw primitiveness.

His irreverent view on Rock "stardom" could be compared with the roads of Rock in Opposition or Krautrock musicians, both in music composition and spirit and could hardly be related to what most Prog/Electronic artists were attempting around this 1970's era. I guess Brian Eno was inducted in PA around his later, closer to P/E releases, otherwise he as Roxy or Robert Fripp, would have ended in the quiet flexible "prog/crossover or eclectic" tagging or prog-related as the still missing "The Kinks" or Alice Cooper, if ever inducted, which are close relatives, music sound (style?) wise to this first ENO album.

Anyway and by the way this release, music composition wise, owes also its respective toll to Juan Garcia Esquivel,(although no one mentions it, this musician was playing along the popular electronic and Space age pop music since the late 50s), a bit to a lot of under the radar, then, 70's pop/rock musicians like the before mentioned and a lot to the R&B invasion happening in the UK around those same years. But adds a lot, in return, to the MUSIC WORLD in general, which is the best attribute Brian Eno offered and still offers with his unmistakable personal imprint which has grown to extraordinary heights in his quiet full musician's, collaborator's, producer's career.

From this eerie lands in 1973, full of surprising detours and alternate visions of the before mentioned styles and all Roxy's members (less Ferry), King Crimson's Robert Fripp and future collaborators and then close acquaintances playing and falling under the early but irresistible Brian Eno's futuristic touch. This work still is in 20016, in many ways, ahead of its time, quiet underrated as many works with this "misunderstood"characteristic.

****4.5 PA stars.

admireArt | 5/5 |


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