Thursday, 14 May 2009
SEVEN DEADLY FINNS
Between his first two solo brilliant recordings, Eno released the single, 'Seven Deadly Finns'. Like bodies in heavenly align a line of thought this Martian music is drawn to the world of uncanny constellations from fiery sphere known as Planet Mondo:
"Eno is a genuine genius we all knows that – but because of his colossal catalogue of influence and output, Eno’s fizzy inventiveness as a lyricist is often overlooked. Weighty, worthy and well crafted wordplay is all well and good (Andy Partridge and Ian Dury being two personal faves) but it takes a unique skill to join the dots in a rhyming dictionary with lyrical skits that scan, bubble and bounce like a Gilbert and Sullivan set piece.
'Seven Deadly Finns' is a single only release from 1974, with a guitar solo that that sounds like a prototype for Bowie's 'Boys Keep Swinging'. There's a great piece on 'Seven Deadly Finns' here."
Eno - Seven Deadly Finns
Oblique Strategies (over a hundred subtitles valid dilemmas) is a card game published by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt first in 1975 now in a fifth edition. Each card makes a phrase or cryptic which is be done to break the deadlocks dilemma situation.
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