"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
The Wire JUNE 1992 - by Biba Kopf
BRIAN ENO: ANOTHER GREEN WORLD
Freeing '70s British art rock from its tendencies towards complexity and pretension, Eno popularised the idea of pastel electronics applied in simple, bold brushstrokes of sound, spare yet striking as oriental wallhangings. From fusion music, he adapted Percy Jones' invertebrate bass for the reptilian rhythm effects taken up by the likes of Kate Bush and David Sylvian to define (very well) their own otherness. Indeed, Britain's ambient and electronic pop cottage industries are inconceivable without Another Green World. Pity other practitioners didn't listen more closely.