i recall hearing ""On Land" in the early 80s around the time I was checking
out TG, Maurizio Bianchi
NWW, P16.D4 & the philosophies of John Cage. My epiphanie came when I
discovered a VOX LP
of "Musique Concret" w/ pieces by Schaeffer, Phillipot, Ferrarri, Mache, et.
al. Imagine my surprise that other people had done what I had set out to do
before my father was born. From here, I was
led to Stockhausen. Ligeti, Berio, & Davidovsky before I turned twenty.
Braxton, Dolphy, Coltrane
& the AACM had sewn their seeds at this point as well.
So what of Eno today ? Is his recent work worth a listen ?
ciao, michael j
>From: Simon Fay <simonfay2001@...>
>Subject: [thewire] On Land, state of 'Wire'
>Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 23:30:08 +0100 (BST)
>Strange to see 'On Land' cited by a few folk as
>crucial to their development - I've never heard it
>praised by any of the self-appointed critics, even Eno
>himself doesn't seem to have much realised what he'd
>done, apparently preferring for example to do crap
>synthesised facsimiles of church bells.
>Nearly a year since I've read 'Wire' mag itself. Rob
>Young still there? Still full of skinny alt.Yanks and
>Messenger - all new features - even more fun!
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