2006/07/17

Brian Eno - unofficial albums

these albums include work for art projects, exhibitions and installations, sound design for for special events, or just music which for whatever reason were never officially released. unlike the unreleased, rare, or bootlegged material of other artists, which are often second rate, the quality of these works are as high as any of the official recordings, and just as rewarding.

"I Dormienti" sounds like something from around the time of Shuttov Assembly, carefully yet randomly placed sounds including vocal snippets hover in a timeless ether. "Music For Prague" is as far as I can tell for solo piano, monochomatic and elegiac. "White Cube" are pieces for installations, and mostly comprised of grey-scale textured drones. "Textures" is a collection of varied short pieces, some even with beats. "Kite Stories" are luxuriant sun-soaked dreams on a summer afternoon... and "Bell Studies" is what it sounds like, Eno's treatment of sustained bell tones - needless to say: gorgeous.

big-up original uploader Trainwreck on SFRP.

there are a few more out there (like the album "Contra"), if anyone has them feel free to post in comments. cheers.

(note: couldn't find a cover for Music For Prague so I took about 15 seconds and made one - don't be too harsh you design nerds out there)

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Brian Eno - I Dormienti
http://rapidshare.de/files/26083682/Brian_Eno_-_I_Dormienti.zip.html

Brian Eno - Music for Prague
http://rapidshare.de/files/26081277/Brian_Eno_-_Music_for_Prague.zip.html

Brian Eno - Extracts From Music For White Cube
http://rapidshare.de/files/26112839/Brian_Eno_-_Extracts_From_Music_For_White_Cube.zip.html

Brian Eno - January 07003 Bell Studies For The Clock Of The Long Now
http://rapidshare.de/files/26079215/Brian_Eno_-_January_07003_Bell_Studies_For_The_Clock_Of_The_Long_Now.zip.html

Brian Eno - Textures
http://rapidshare.de/files/26084523/Brian_Eno_-_Textures.zip.html

Brian Eno - Kite Stories
http://rapidshare.de/files/26084557/Brian_Eno_-_Kite_Stories.zip.html

49 comments:

-Frank. said...

Brilliant.
Really brilliant

knowby said...

Wow, incredible post!

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for these beauties! While here, I also downloaded the "send space" file of Loop's "Wolf Flow." Do you know what the password is for that one? Thanks.

cramm said...

i say: coño que guay!

Anonymous said...

You made my day!
Baffling that these are not domestically available.

zhao said...

baffling, yes. (looks both ways, lowers voice) but just between you and me, one of these is available on Amazon... so I'm cheating a little. so what? shoot me.

to the person asking for Wolf Flow pass: it's right above the link where it should be.

wyneken said...

Confucius, thanks so much for these albums. And I wanted to add, your artwork for the Prague cover is really excellent and perfectly in keeping with the music.

mahalo
stav

Anonymous said...

great post, thanks

Loopy C said...

Fantastic collection (Whats 'Amazon'? ;-) I also liked the cover you did. Thanks for the posts.

Anonymous said...

Anyone have the entire White Box?

See Disc information below:
http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:ZpIEsApwYnUJ:www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,1547274,00.html+%22brian+eno%22+%22white+cube%22&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=3

zhao said...

oh I edited those tracks out... I always do that with everything, if there are tracks that are not up to standard, I delete them. so sometimes when I share you get an incomplete album.

sorry, and you may be dissapointed but honestly... they were not very good and detracted from the listening experience...

howard23 said...

For what it's worth, you can buy Bell Studies on Amazon or from enoshop.co.uk. You can get I Dormienti, Kite Stories, and many others also at enoshop, either on CD or as downloads. I've bought a lot of stuff from them and I'm a happy customer.

Now, Textures, White Cube, and Prague... keeping those in circulation is a very good thing indeed. Though a complete White Cube would be nice...

zhao said...

oh shit I guess I'm going to hell... oh well. :/

Cagliostro said...

thanks! nice blog

Loopy C said...

'oh shit I guess I'm going to hell... oh well. :/'...

Well at least you are enjoying the ride! And so are we ;-)

Interestingly enough, I bought a few of these from the enoshop...and was disappointed enough to not get any more. Not that they are misrepresented at all, it's jut the ones I got did not offer any further insight or enjoyment than I already had from the extremely large Eno collection I already own. (I am also a composer and Eno is a major inspiration in both work and thought). But...after hearing some of the others you shared I may be revisiting the shop soon! Perhaps instead of hell you should get a finders fee ;-)

Anonymous said...

THANKS SOOOOOO Much for these gems!!!!

Anonymous said...

Brian Eno - January 07003 B... is password protected.

zhao said...

haha... that is quite impossible, I assure you, my good fellow... because, you see, I don't even know how to add a password protection to a zip or any other kind of archive file! :D

you smoking the same stuff the other guy is smoking?

muse1453 said...

Thanks for visiting my blogs the other day. I added a link to your blog on both of my blogs. There is a great selection here including this wonderful post. Brian Eno is in my personal top 5 favorite artists and it is nice to be able to have the opportunity to listen to these rarities considering that they are very close to the quality of his more well-known official releases.
One last thing, I thought I would let you know when I unzip the file for January 07003 Bell Studies..., it asks me for a password. I assure you that I haven't been smoking anything.
Cheers and take care.

Loopy C said...

I am thinking it has something to do with the program doing the unzip then. I am on Mac and used Unstuff (Stuffit Expander) with no problem? Can you guys try another method to unzip?

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much.

Any way we could please, please, PLEASE have the whole White Cube? I've been looking for it for ages.

-Derek M-

Rambler said...

Thanks for these Confucius!

muse1453 said...

I managed to get Bell Studies unzipped. Thanks loopy c for your help. I probably would have never thought to use WinRAR to unzip the file unless I read your comment. I always have been using the unzip function that came with Windows for all the .zip files and it never occured to me that WinRAR also works for .zip files.
There were no problems or passwords asked when I used WinRAR, but I find it strange that I would get asked for a password when using the unzip function considering that no password was enabled for this file. All is well now.

Loopy C said...

Glad to have helped muse 1453 ;-)

A similar thing happens to me all the time with rar's, my main program asserts I need a password (or claims the entered one is invalid) but switching to one of my backup unrar app's does the trick. The devil's in the details.

LittlePrince said...

FWIW, i've added a few more

77 Million (320kbps MP3)
http://rapidshare.de/files/32795588/Brian_Eno_-_77_Million_320_kbps_.rar.html
Kite Stories (FLAC)
http://rapidshare.de/files/32803820/Brian_Eno_-_Kite_Stories_FLAC_.rar.html
Compact Forest Proposal (FLAC)
http://rapidshare.de/files/32805908/Brian_Eno_-_Compact_Forest_Proposal_FLAC_.rar.html
Lightness (FLAC)
http://rapidshare.de/files/32809085/Brian_Eno_-_Lightness__Music_for_the_Marble_Palace-FLAC.rar.html

MasterOfDeception said...

Thanx a lot mate some nice ambient there from the pioneer of that genre...

zhao said...

mooga I did not see your links until it's too late... very sad. :(

any chance of reups? thanks in advance

Anonymous said...

Could I second the call for these albums to be re-uploaded?

Anonymous said...

Missed these first time around. Any hope of reuploading them?

Anonymous said...

please give me once omre chance to get brian eno..
please..

ScoreBaby said...

I'm too late for these posts. Could you please post them again? Please drop me a line if you do. Thanks.

Coke Fuenzalida said...

The links are broken

:(

Anonymous said...

could you PLEASE repost

platypusrex said...

please reupload

fern said...

dude - love your cover for Music for Prague. Had you not mentioned it I would have thought this was the "official" cover. Thanks for posting.

BFerry.PT said...

Those brilliant Eno masterworks are not online at RS : file not found
Please, could you reapload for all Eno's work fans :-)
Thanks

Anonymous said...

HI, I'm addict to Brian Eno's musics and I try to get his albums. Unfortunatly your links are unusable. Can you share them with me?
Many Thanks in Advance from Paris
S

Anonymous said...

Hi buddy,

I have found cover for "Music For Prague"
Let me know if you want it.
Leave me comment on last.fm
nickname: shallowdaydream

Anonymous said...

all links dead

Anonymous said...

really, i must have these. There has got to be a way to get those re-ups....damn.

Anonymous said...

COuld these please be re-upped?

PLEASE?!?!?!

BFerry.PT said...

None of the RShare links work ... :-/

Anonymous said...

Be much appreciated if u could re-up

Anonymous said...

none of the links work

LJ said...

Sadly all removed!:(

LJ said...

Great albums but the links have gone.:(

radiocitizen said...

The title of this post is misleading:

"January 07003" is an officially-released album and always has been - it's also available on Amazon!

"I Dormienti", "Kite Stories" and "Music For White Cube" are also official releases, not bootlegs.

Anonymous said...

I don't quite understand the title of this post. These, apart from Music For Prague, have been officially released. Textures was never commercially released, but it is still an official release.
Bell Studies should be removed as it is still readily available to purchase.

lindorffellery said...

Any chance you could reup White Cube ?