"I don't get energy from just sitting around, I get it from working and being thrilled by things. That's where energy comes from for me" - Brian Eno.
A man of intellectual rigour and a creative wellspring of impressive force. A pioneer and a life-long explorer into the power of sound and music. Brian Eno has applied his intellect and thirst for new and interesting ideas to the design of his music and in turn has managed to continuously charter new sonic territory throughout his career. Because of this, the musical landscape of the 21st century is and will forever be, better off because of his work.
The modern world often feels as if it's accelerating at such a pace, that an optimal speed in which we feel in complete comfort is a hard thing to find. Personally, one of the most profound effects of Mr Eno's music is how sound designed and orchestrated in certain ways, can do just that. Experiencing this music can slow the world down to just the right speed. Listening to his work equates to the benefits felt from such activities as yoga or meditation, whereby the experience itself intensifies the present moment, in turn creating an environment where clarity of thought, focus of energy and complete concentration on the task at hand are easily accessible.
In the short interview above, he finds himself looking at the world around him, now aged 67, a little about his past, why he does what he does and why he feels like he'll never quite feel satisfied even after all he has achieved.