There are no words that can truly describe how incredible this album is.
James Blake is on another level and nobody can compare to him!
Nineteen years ago today, the genius that is Harry Nilsson sadly passed away.
Although I only discovered his work recently, I feel incredibly inspired by the unbelievable music he created during his lifetime.
I’ve been listening to his albums on repeat all day.
-I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.-
You all need to buy this album RIGHT NOW!!!
You won’t regret it.
David Byrne & Brian Eno
Geniuses at work.
A true genius!
I absolutely adore her!
X-RAY: BRIAN ENO
15% Omnidirectional planetary-culture-shifting hyperintelligence
14% Oracular, Dumbledorian precognitive futurism
11% Spontaneous gee-I-wonder-what’ll-happen-if-I-turn-this-knob sound-spelunking
11% Frinkian tinkering
“I’ve been thinking a lot recently about giant umbrellas in space that will stop the sun’s rays hitting the Earth.”
10% Loitering around waiting for everyone else to catch up
“Quite often I’ve found an idea — or even had an idea occasionally — and thought: “This is so obvious, everybody’s going to be doing it within a month.” And then it takes 35 years.”
9% Metafictional time travel
“A way to make new music is to imagine looking back at the past from a future and imagine music that could have existed but didn’t. Like East African free jazz, which as far as I know does not exist … giving something a name can be just the same as inventing it.”
“I’ve never minded the ‘egghead’ tag. It makes sense with my physiognomy anyway.”
7% Open-source amateurism
“I shouldn’t really use the word musician. I don’t play things very well. I use them quite well.”
5% Playing nicely with others
Chris Martin, Coldplay: “[Eno] said that he thought the last album was OK, but it could have been much better. He said that he still wanted to work with us on the next album, but that I was banned from the studio.”
4% Vascularized adipose tissue
“I think records were just a little bubble through time, and those who made a living from them for a while were lucky … before gas came along, if you traded in whale blubber, you were the richest man on Earth. Then gas came along and you’d be stuck with your whale blubber. ‘Sorry mate — history’s moving along.’ Recorded music equals whale blubber.”
3% Triple word scores
“I like Scrabble because I’m really good at it. I’ve got a lot of unbeatable strategies. And variations to the rules.”
2% The memory of a bowl of cereal eaten in 1974 synesthetically reimagined as a self-generating tone cluster of cottony-soft whirring noises.
1% Sparkling, citrus-y antacids
(via The Daily)
This is fabulous. Except that phrenology is a pseudoscience and Eno doesn’t strike me as the woo-peddling type.
This is brilliant!
My favourite poem! ♥
“Song,” Allen Ginsberg
I reblogged an excerpt of this, but the whole thing is fucking awesome.
Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol, and John Lennon
This is amazing!!!
Today, I fell deeply in love with this record.
After hearing it for the first time today, I cannot stop playing it!