In some cases conspiracy theories can be fun. For instance, there is, in fact, a shadowy presence lurking behind the best pop music of the 70s and 80s. Except it isn’t so shadowy — it’s more fabulous glam-rock and innovative brilliance. The glam figure is Brian Eno. He’s a pop, ambient, experimental, electronic music innovator who has worked with the likes of David Bowie, Talking Heads, and U2. He also made the Windows 95 sound. Synthtopia has rediscovered a 1973 documentary of Eno in his early years. Here’s more from Synthtopia:
The documentary captures Eno in his transition from being the flamboyant synth guy of Roxy Music to his early solo career. At the time, he was recording his album Here Come The Warm Jets – and he was in the middle of developing his unique approach to synthesis and music.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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