Brian Eno Vinyl, CD & tapes by Brian Eno at Norman Records
Well where do you start with Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno? He is simple a towering, monumental figure in 20th and 21st century music. Having pioneered a trademark blend of glam and new wave with Roxy Music in the 1970s, he went on to be at the forefront of something called 'ambient', a term coined by, you guessed it, our Bri. Brian Eno's albums Music for Airports, Here Come the Warm Jets, and Discreet Music are stone-cold, essential classics not only in the world of ambient but music in general.
Let's not forget that he's also an amazing producer to boot. He's produced legendary albums like Remain in Light and Souvlaki, and worked with household names like David Bowie and Grace Jones. To cram this man's achievements into a few short paragraphs is nigh-on impossible. He even wrote the original Microsoft start-up noise for goodness' sake!
The influence of Brian Eno can be felt everywhere, when you turn on a computer, when you are stuck for creative inspiration and turn to his Oblique Strategy cards for help, when you stick on any number of records from artists as diverse as U2, Laurie Anderson, and Seun Keuti. The term 'legend' is often bandied around, but I think in this case, it is absolutely appropriate.