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"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
Times Higher Education AUGUST 25, 2016 - by Karen Shook
BRIAN ENO: OBLIQUE MUSIC
Thirteen music scholars - many composers and musicians themselves - turn their attention to Roxy Music member, "ambient" pioneer and Jeremy Corbyn supporter Brian Eno. The collection's standouts are Martin James' pithy, pacy account of Eno's years in New York (1978-84) as an "urban ethnographer" and, frankly, not universally adored producer, and Hillegonda Rietveld's coolly attentive reading of the soundtrack to the film The Lovely Bones, in which his "oblique music seems like a ghostly call from the 'in-between'".