Sasha Frere-Jones explores Brian Eno’s quiet influence on pop music: http://nyr.kr/1qzFAgx
“When someone lies on the studio floor and sings at a microphone five feet away, Eno is in the air. When a band records three hours of improvisation and then loops a four-second excerpt of the audiotape and scraps the rest, Eno has a hand on the razor blade. When everybody except for the engineer is told to go home, Eno remains.”
Photograph by Richard Burbridge.