Interview: Roger And Brian Eno Reveal How They Made 'Mixing Colours' : All Songs Considered The two brothers describe their first-ever album together as a kind of art project — Roger composed the music and Brian added all the color. "Roger is a landscape painter," says Brian, "and I'm an abstract expressionist."
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Roger And Brian Eno Reveal How They Made Their Tranquil New Album Together

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Roger And Brian Eno Reveal How They Made Their Tranquil New Album Together

Roger And Brian Eno Reveal How They Made Their Tranquil New Album Together

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Brothers Brian and Roger Eno have just released their first-ever album together. Truth be told, the timing couldn't be better because the album, Mixing Colours, is an ambient record — a tranquil record and a record of calm. On this episode of All Songs Considered, I've got a conversation with my musical hero, Brian Eno and his younger, talented brother, Roger.

Ambient music is a term coined by Brian Eno. As Brian said in the liner notes to his 1978 ambient record, Music For Airports, "it must be as ignorable as it is interesting."

I first heard Roger Eno's music as part of a project he did with Brian called, Apollo Atmospheres & Soundtracks. That was 37 years ago. They've not released new music together since — until now. I wondered why. In this conversation, we learn about how their relationship as brothers shaped their fascinating way of collaborating.

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