After leaving Roxy Music, Brian Eno unleashes his own unadulterated brand of art-rock-pop on his debut solo album "Here Come the Warm Jets".
"It was the end. We'd reached the point we'd been aiming for since teenagers. There was really nothing more to do." - Roger Waters after the unanticipated success of "The Dark Side of the Moon". Time to make another album then!
Portishead's first album, "Dummy", did not sound like much else out there when it was released in 1994. Although it did draw upon the trip hop Bristol sound popularised by The Wild Bunch and Massive Attack, it pushed the sound further afield.
Produced and co-written by the Mizell Brothers, this album sees trumpeter go into more funky and soulful R&B territory...
Wendy Melvoin (of The Revolution and later Wendy & Lisa) refers to the album as "a new beginning. Purple, the sky at dawn; rain, the cleansing factor."
"Chill Out" is the seminal ambient house album that was the brainchild of former Timelords and Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty. It is a concept album that sounds like the soundtrack of a road trip along the US Gulf Coast from Texas to Louisiana with a few pit stops along the way.
Inspired by the studio wizardry of Brian Wilson found on The Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds”, The Beatles wanted to continue to take their music and production deeper, furthering what they had begun with “Rubber Soul” and “Revolver”.
In an interview from the time on radio show “Rock On”, Curtis described the early Warsaw days .“When we started initially playing we couldn’t really play to be honest. It was very loose and a bit of a fun thing – we’re in a group; we’re playing. It was about August 1977 when we really started getting our own particular way.”