Brian Eno “Thursday Afternoon”
When we discover the music of Brian Eno we discover that the world of music is far larger and more mysterious that we previously imagined. At least that’s how it was for me. I was first turned on to Eno by a friend to Ambient 4: On Land, Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, the collaborative album he did with David Byrne. Each album blew out the boundaries of what I thought music could be and I was astonished that there was more to uncover in the path that Eno had blazed.
Take this video, “Thursday Afternoon,” for example. A moving painting set to ambient music, which is another kind of a moving painting. It’s just one, of thousands, of pieces that represents Eno’s journey into sound. Thanks to Youtube, we all get to explore together. Watch it here.