: updated 8th April 02015 :
It's time for one of EnoWeb's ever-so-regular updates of all the things we missed by accident or design. Thanks for these news items should be given mainly to Dario, with support from Rory Walsh, Tony Ballinger, John Emr, Richard Mills, Tony Marshall, and occasionally EnoWeb itself.
New lamps for old! New lamps for old! (Part 2.) For the Holy Festival of Kash-Til-Ryng – also known as Record Store Day on 18th April – Warp is releasing a double vinyl LP version of My Squelchy Life. This will include a bonus track called "Rapid Eye". EnoWeb notices that the LP cover appears to have been, ahem, inspired by the cover of the bootleg version which some miscreant ripped off from Dave Bush's image donated to EnoWeb's gallery long ago.
In November 2014 Brian received the Giga-Herz Preis.
The Autumn 2014 issue of Jocks&Nerds included an interview with Brian – available to read online with one of those Flash reader thingumajigs.
- Jocks&Nerds (starts on page 128)
Shortly after Christmas 2014, Brian had a word with Georgina Godwin.
January/February saw Brian in Cartagena for the Hay Festival, where for a bit of variety he spoke to Georgina Godwin.
Later in February, Brian talked to David Wilson about DW's new book.
Issue 7 of Noble Rot has a wine tasting with Brian. It's available in print and digitally (in-app purchases). Brian also talks about perfumes: "I wanted to make a perfume only for use during sex... somehow, it's like an envelope of sensuality."
Mustard The Tortoise: A C7 envelope, or C4?
I'm so sorry about that comment, readers, it was the first warm day of Spring today and he's a bit frisky.
Brian will participate in this year's Venice Biennale. The Sound of Creation: Paintings + Music by Beezy Bailey and Brian Eno is set to run from 7th May to 22nd November 2015, at Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello, Palazzo Pisani, San Marco, 2810 (Campo Santo Stefano), Venice, Italy.
Brian answered the Edge.org 2015 question, and listed What Books he reckons Could Be Used To Rebuild Civilization. Not an Asterix book among them, can you believe?
An interview from Colombia's El Tiempo.
Brian's music will appear in the film Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, to be released in the summer. It appears to be mainly old tracks although "Eno himself composed some connective tissue score elements inspired from the musical hues of those seminal records", according to the second of these Indiewire articles.
It's Cartoon Time once again, as EnoWeb rounds up a few videos and audio for your amusement.
- "Shame Totem", a previously unreleased Eno piece accompanying Jennifer Jaquet's book, Is Shame Necessary? (perhaps a cousin of "2 Forms Of Anger" from Small Craft On A Milk Sea)
- John Walters interviews Brian (thanks to Jason Newton) – includes footage from Contemporary Data Lounge which bafflingly has never been released (also used as the background for the Rainforest installation, also bafflingly never released)
- Quiet Club installation, 2004
- The Ship installation, 2014
- Interview from Punks part 1 – Brian was looking a bit off-colour in 1978
- Extract from Eno's 1979 lecture, The Recording Studio As A Compositional Tool
- A compilation of music from the Spore game soundtrack, created by various combinations of Kent Jolly, Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers – some of this appeared on Making Space
- A tutorial for the sorta generative music part of the Spore soundtrack
- "Heavy Seas Of Love" performed by Brian Eno and Damon Albarn (another angle here)
- Art School, Smart School radio documentary
- Great Lives – Brian talks about Michael Young (thanks to Bob.)
- "Layer" by Sylas with a contribution by Brian
- Roda de premsa: Interval. Accions sonores (a discussion from Barcelona, where Eno's installation The Ship was running)
- The Long Now, now with Brian Eno & Danny Hillis (MP3 audio downloadable)
- Guantanamo Diary – Brian reads an extract
- The Portsmouth Sinfonia "Live at the Royal Albert Hall" – Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
A long feature about the recording of Someday World.
Terry Riley's In C was performed in Mali and released.
The Bloom app has been updated.
An article on On Land.
The New Composers album SMART, which featured some audio contributions from Brian, is to be rereleased – including 2 bonus tracks.
Russell Mills has an exhibition called Cargo in the Blood at the 1830 Gallery in Halifax (Yorkshire, UK) until 19th April. There is a workshop on 11th April. (Thanks to Harriet Lawton.)
Harold Budd and Clive Wright performed in February.
J. Peter Schwalm performed with Eivind Aarset for NDR in March. His album Musikain will be rereleased on iTunes by Poets Club Records on 17th April with some extra tracks under the artist name Schwalm. You'll recall that Brian sings on the track "No Orders", and one of the bonus tracks is a remix of that. For EnoWeb's money, "Damé Calor" is the standout track. (Thanks to Christian Kessler.)
A new poem by Rick Holland, with background by Jon Hopkins.
Other third party news.
- James' albums Laid and Wah Wah were rereleased with bonus materials; The Quietus has a piece of the action.
- Robert Fripp was interviewed.
- Daniel Lanois was interviewed by Nenad Georgievski; Nenad also reviewed Flesh and Machine. There's a video for "Burning Spear" here.
- Phil Manzanera released his new album The Sound Of Blue.
- Mark Mothersbaugh was interviewed in 2009, and in audio.
- Have you ever wanted to sound like Leo Abrahams in the comfort of your own home? No? Well now you can, with Spitfire Audio's Kontakt library, Enigma. They have a Q&A with Leo too.
- Covers of two Eno tracks.
- Fovea Hex has a new track. No Eno involvement though.
- Robyn Hitchcock recalls Brian in 1967.
- Jah Wobble was interviewed.
- Peter Chilvers and Darkroom perform.
Radiocitizen's Dark Shark Facebook Page. EnoWeb has been the sole updater of that page since late January 2014 owing to a problem; while we hope normal service is restored soon, it hasn't happened yet. There is also a Brian Eno Facebook Group which may need an invitation to join.