It’s hard to exaggerate the all-round cultural significance of Brian Eno.
He’s a producer, conceptual artist and theorist who pioneered the ambient genre and the idea of generative music. In a five-decade career, this one-time member of Roxy Music and lifelong experimentalist has collaborated with multiple artists including David Bowie, Talking Heads, Devo and U2, helping them all expand their musical horizons.
He’s also a famously nice bloke. And, it turns out, he’s a big admirer of The 1975.
In this podcast, Healy and Eno express their admiration for each other’s work and dissect the concepts behind ambient music and abstract art, the exciting potential of gaming, the sly wit of Bowie, and the difficult task of making decent political music.
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