Michael Brook? you reckon?

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tell me which of this dolphin boy's shit rocks the hardest in the incidental music off a cheap "documentary" about alien abductions style that intrifues me so INTRIFUE yes i invented that word just then

bob snoom, Wednesday, 13 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Not popular is our Michael. I tried to post to this thread eight hours ago, got kicked off by Freeserve and really expected to see a flurry of smart responses by now...

I like Hybrid (EG, 1985-ish) and the track on Cobalt Blue (4AD, 1992) with the Eno string arrangement. That is all.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 13 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

The live album done for the release of Cobalt Blue is very nice, I have to say. I still don't actually have Cobalt Blue itself!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 13 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Definitely "Sleeps with the Fishes" -- his collaboration with Xymox guru Pieter Nooten. Haunting, bubbling perfection. "Cobalt Blue" is quite "intrifuing" as well, but it's more tame than the sinister magic of "Sleeps with the Fishes."

Tim DiGravina, Thursday, 14 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Oh yes - forgot about Sleeps With The Fishes. In fact, counting collaborations, I realise I've rather too many Brook records. He gets special praise for producing Mary Margaret O'Hara's peerless Miss America.

Michael Jones, Thursday, 14 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Deserves to be flayed alive for his treatment of Djivan Gasparian on that Real World album

dave q, Friday, 15 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

four years pass...
sleeps with the fishes! so amazing

kyle (akmonday), Saturday, 13 January 2007 17:42 (thirteen years ago) link

Yes.

White Popes on Dunk (Bimble...), Saturday, 13 January 2007 19:01 (thirteen years ago) link

And I love that blue sleeve on the inside...it's hard to believe I once had it on vinyl.

White Popes on Dunk (Bimble...), Saturday, 13 January 2007 19:02 (thirteen years ago) link

four years pass...

I just picked up a used vinyl copy of Hybrid, from 1985. It's gorgeous, very reminiscent of Eno's Ambient 4: On Land, that same "we are in the tranquil burbling outdoors but mild dangers lurk" vibe. Fun fact: Brook invented the "Infinite Guitar" which Edge famously used on "With or Without You"...

Clarke B., Sunday, 12 June 2011 00:51 (nine years ago) link

Not only that, he is credited as the inventor in the "Joshua Tree" liner notes!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 12 June 2011 03:28 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

I'd totally lost track of this guy, a pretty important ambient linchpin. Looks like he focuses exclusively on TV/film scores these days?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 October 2020 15:41 (one week ago) link

Cobalt Blue and Live at the Aquarium still sound pretty great! The studio album has a mannered quality like it's a museum exhibition, used to put me off a little but now I love it because I haven't really heard anything else like it in my wanderings.

avellano medio inglés (f. hazel), Saturday, 17 October 2020 15:50 (one week ago) link

Oh yeah, don't miss his soundtrack album for the Captive made with the Edge (and one song with vocals by Sinead O'Connor), it's great!

avellano medio inglés (f. hazel), Saturday, 17 October 2020 15:51 (one week ago) link

iirc that was Sinead's recorded debut.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 October 2020 16:06 (one week ago) link

Oh yeah, his web site has something like two dozen albums' worth of home-recorded stuff available for free download

avellano medio inglés (f. hazel), Saturday, 17 October 2020 16:23 (one week ago) link

Big fan of Hybrid - maybe the most overlooked Eno-related project from his imperial phase? Feels due the deluxe reissue/lost masterpiece critical reappraisal treatment.

umsworth (emsworth), Saturday, 17 October 2020 20:08 (one week ago) link

xpost Have you listened to any? Any suggestions of where to start?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 October 2020 20:23 (one week ago) link


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