2011 Drums Between the Bells (Bonus Track Version)
2010 Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
2010 Small Craft On a Milk Sea (Bonus Track Version)
2009 Cluster & Eno
2009 After the Heat
2009 Stop the War Coalition (Benefit Concert) [Live]
2006 Wrong Way Up
2006 My Life In the Bush of Ghosts
2005 Thursday Afternoon
2005 Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks (with Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno)
2005 More Music for Films
2005 The Pearl
2004 Here Come the Warm Jets
2004 Discreet Music
2004 Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror
2004 Another Green World
2004 Ambient 1: Music for Airports
2004 Before and After Science - Ten Pictures
2004 Ambient 4: On Land
2004 Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy
1997 The Drop (Expanded Edition)
1993 Neroli (Thinking Music, Pt. IV) [Expanded Edition]
1992 Nerve Net (Expanded Edition)
1992 The Shutov Assembly (Expanded Edition)
1991 My Squelchy Life
1986 Desert Island Selection
Oct 09, 2017
Brian Eno’s seasonal generative work comes full circle.
An autumn iteration of ‘Reflection’ is now available on the App Store (free update for existing owners), Apple Music and Spotify.
Aug 08, 2017
We have one pair of tickets to give away to a very special event happening at Abbey Road Studios’ Penthouse on Tuesday August 15th.
Uncut magazine’s Michael Bonner and Abbey Road mastering engineer Miles Showell will be hosting a special playback of selections from the new masters and discoursing on the significance of Brian Eno’s early solo works. Tickets are extremely limited but if you’d like the chance to win one pair please register your interest below. Arrival time at Abbey Road Studios will be 7pm and the event will finish at 9pm.
Aug 07, 2017
”Brian Eno’s run of albums in the ’70s was an unprecedented achievement in music” (Pitchfork). Out now - four landmark 1970s Brian Eno albums in limited edition, gatefold 2LP editions. Half-speed mastered for 45RPM at Abbey Road Studios.
Click here to buy https://BrianEno.lnk.to/HalfSpeed
Jul 01, 2017
Brian Eno's landmark generative work continues to change with the seasons.
New Summer iteration of ‘Reflection’ available on Apple Music, Spotify and the App Store now.
Jun 15, 2017
August 4th, 2017. Four landmark 1970s Brian Eno albums released in limited edition, gatefold 2LP editions. Half-speed mastered for 45RPM at Abbey Road Studios.
Click here for more and pre-orders - https://BrianEno.lnk.to/HalfSpeed
Apr 18, 2017
An excerpt of Brian’s interview about the 'Reflection' app with BBC Click.
Apr 01, 2017
Brian Eno’s landmark generative work is changing with the seasons. New iteration of ‘Reflection’ available on Apple Music, Spotify and App Store now.
Brian Eno: Light Music – book launch and book signing.
Brian Eno’s book ‘Light Music’ will be launched on the 20th March, 6 – 8pm at the Paul Stolper Gallery, WC1.
‘Light Music’ is limited to 1,500 copies. 250 copies of the book, numbered 1 – 250 are accompanied by a signed and dated lithograph. 251 - 1500 priced at £45.
Feb 24, 2017
A final reminder to anyone who has purchased the Brian Eno : Reflection app - The link to the free download gift will be removed after 28th February, so if you have not yet downloaded it to your Mac or PC, please do so before that date.
We’ve had a few messages from customers whose email links were blocked by spam filters. If you never received an email, please contact the support address from the website below, giving the email address you provided in the app.
Feb 20, 2017
An interview with Pitchfork
Feb 02, 2017
As a result of the Brexit-related fall in value of the British pound Apple have increased the prices of all apps sold in the UK by 25%. While we always intended REFLECTION to be a premium priced app, we feel this increase makes it too expensive, so we will take the hit in order to keep the British price to the consumer at its original level.
In other territories this decision will translate into a reduced price for the app.
As a thank you to anyone who has paid the higher original price for the app, we are making available a free download of a new piece of music created with similar algorithms to those in Reflection. This will be available to anyone who has purchased the app to date and will be available to download until 28th February.
REFLECTION APP here: http://appstore.com/brianenoreflection
Jan 26, 2017
There was a Guardian interview with me earlier this week which had as its headline "We've been in decline for 40 years - Trump is a chance to rethink". I didn’t use those words in that way (as reading the article would make clear), and they've been taken (particularly by some American websites) to suggest that I support Trump. Anybody familiar with my views will know that this is not true.
So: may I make something absolutely clear: I think Donald Trump is a complete disaster. And Brexit is a disaster too. That said, what I think is an even greater disaster is that we in the US and the UK - and increasingly the rest of the world - live inside political systems that can produce absurd results like these.
We now see political careers built upon lies and deceit and encouraged by openly biased media organisations, more concerned about revenue and ratings than giving the public real information. It’s this whole system that has to change: not just who leads the government but something deeper and more fundamental in our political and social processes. Democracy assumes an informed public: it doesn't work if the media are corrupt. Changing the faces at the top doesn’t alter anything if the whole machinery beneath them stays the same - the rich become the super-rich, the middle class stagnates and the poor get poorer.
My hope - the only hope really - is that Trump in office will reveal himself for what he really is, and that the public will roundly and unequivocally reject him and everything he stands for - his terrible policies, his jingoism, his arrogance, his childishness, his lies, his prejudices and his small-mindedness. In rejecting Trump we’ll also start to take down the whole malignant media-political structure that so lovingly nurtured him.
As I've written before, I believe that Trump can turn out to be not the beginning of a long decline, but the end of one - the turning point. For 40 years we've been sliding into a deepening pit of inequality, fear-driven nationalism and conservatism, and mostly not noticing. Trump’s presidency could inadvertently change that - not because he's going to do anything right but because his election is energising people to come to grips with the fact that their political system is fundamentally broken and it's time to do something about it. The demonstrations that happened last weekend are a reflection of this new mood.
It would have been better if we hadn't got to this point, but that's where we are. My feeling is that a Clinton presidency (or even a 'remain' vote in Britain), though more comfortable in the short term, wouldn't have dealt with the fundamental problems that beset both our political systems. Trump has proven beyond doubt that the system is broken, so let's fix it.
Jan 11, 2017
Part one of Brian's interview with Jehnny Beth on Beats 1 is available to hear below.
Jan 06, 2017
Brian features on the cover of Flaunt’s latest issue. Read the full interview below.
Hear Brian discuss his new album ‘Reflection’ and the ambient works of his career with Jarvis Cocker
Jan 01, 2017
The consensus among most of my friends seems to be that 2016 was a terrible year, and the beginning of a long decline into something we don’t even want to imagine.
2016 was indeed a pretty rough year, but I wonder if it’s the end - not the beginning - of a long decline. Or at least the beginning of the end….for I think we’ve been in decline for about 40 years, enduring a slow process of de-civilisation, but not really quite noticing it until now. I’m reminded of that thing about the frog placed in a pan of slowly heating water…
This decline includes the transition from secure employment to precarious employment, the destruction of unions and the shrinkage of workers’ rights, zero hour contracts, the dismantling of local government, a health service falling apart, an underfunded education system ruled by meaningless exam results and league tables, the increasingly acceptable stigmatisation of immigrants, knee-jerk nationalism, and the concentration of prejudice enabled by social media and the internet.
This process of decivilisation grew out of an ideology which sneered at social generosity and championed a sort of righteous selfishness. (Thatcher: “Poverty is a personality defect”. Ayn Rand: “Altruism is evil”). The emphasis on unrestrained individualism has had two effects: the creation of a huge amount of wealth, and the funnelling of it into fewer and fewer hands. Right now the 62 richest people in the world are as wealthy as the bottom half of its population combined. The Thatcher/Reagan fantasy that all this wealth would ‘trickle down’ and enrich everybody else simply hasn’t transpired. In fact the reverse has happened: the real wages of most people have been in decline for at least two decades, while at the same time their prospects - and the prospects for their children - look dimmer and dimmer. No wonder people are angry, and turning away from business-as-usual government for solutions. When governments pay most attention to whoever has most money, the huge wealth inequalities we now see make a mockery of the idea of democracy. As George Monbiot said: “The pen may be mightier than the sword, but the purse is mightier than the pen”.
Last year people started waking up to this. A lot of them, in their anger, grabbed the nearest Trump-like object and hit the Establishment over the head with it. But those were just the most conspicuous, media-tasty awakenings. Meanwhile there’s been a quieter but equally powerful stirring: people are rethinking what democracy means, what society means and what we need to do to make them work again. People are thinking hard, and, most importantly, thinking out loud, together. I think we underwent a mass disillusionment in 2016, and finally realised it’s time to jump out of the saucepan.
This is the start of something big. It will involve engagement: not just tweets and likes and swipes, but thoughtful and creative social and political action too. It will involve realising that some things we’ve taken for granted - some semblance of truth in reporting, for example - can no longer be expected for free. If we want good reporting and good analysis, we’ll have to pay for it. That means MONEY: direct financial support for the publications and websites struggling to tell the non-corporate, non-establishment side of the story. In the same way if we want happy and creative children we need to take charge of education, not leave it to ideologues and bottom-liners. If we want social generosity, then we must pay our taxes and get rid of our tax havens. And if we want thoughtful politicians, we should stop supporting merely charismatic ones.
Inequality eats away at the heart of a society, breeding disdain, resentment, envy, suspicion, bullying, arrogance and callousness. If we want any decent kind of future we have to push away from that, and I think we’re starting to.
There’s so much to do, so many possibilities. 2017 should be a surprising year.
Dec 28, 2016
Mary Anne Hobbs premiered an excerpt from Reflection yesterday on BBC Radio 6 Music. Listen below.
Dec 27, 2016
Brian joined Professor Brian Cox for Shaun Keaveny’s show on BBC Radio 6 Music. Listen back to the interview below
Reflection is the most recent of my Ambient experiments and represents the most sophisticated of them so far.
My original intention with Ambient music was to make endless music, music that would be there as long as you wanted it to be. I wanted also that this music would unfold differently all the time - ‘like sitting by a river’: it’s always the same river, but it’s always changing. But recordings - whether vinyl, cassette or CD - are limited in length, and replay identically each time you listen to them. So in the past I was limited to making the systems which make the music, but then recording 30 minutes or an hour and releasing that. Reflection in its album form - on vinyl or CD - is like this. But the app by which Reflection is produced is not restricted: it creates an endless and endlessly changing version of the piece of music.
The creation of a piece of music like this falls into three stages: the first is the selection of sonic materials and a musical mode - a constellation of musical relationships. These are then patterned and explored by a system of algorithms which vary and permutate the initial elements I feed into them, resulting in a constantly morphing stream (or river) of music. The third stage is listening. Once I have the system up and running I spend a long time - many days and weeks in fact - seeing what it does and fine-tuning the materials and sets of rules that run the algorithms. It’s a lot like gardening: you plant the seeds and then you keep tending to them until you get a garden you like.
Dec 12, 2016
Today Warp Records are focussing on Brian’s 2016 album ‘The Ship’ as part of their end of year special.
Revisit highlights from the album here: