Eno had originally intended Fripp to use the material which became Discreet Music as a backing tape to play over in improvised live performances. [1] The first three tracks are serene, gentle tape-looped guitar textures performed by Fripp and accented with treatments, synthesizer and piano by Eno.

"Wind on Water" and "Wind on Wind" were included on the soundtrack to the 1983 film Breathless. (No Pussyfooting) was the first of three major collaborations between the musicians, growing out of Brian Eno's early tape delay looping experiments and Robert Fripp's "Frippertronics" electric guitar technique. [6] Fripp and Eno took the tapes of "Swastika Girls" to British record producer George Martin's Air Studios at Oxford Circus to continue mixing and assembling the track there. Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946) is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the guitarist, founder and longest lasting member of the progressive rock band King Crimson. It was recorded from 1974 to 1975 and released in December 1975 by Island Records. [15] Dominique Leone of the music webzine Pitchfork noted that "to [Fripp's] and Eno's credit, it didn't really sound like anything that had come before it". Eno stuck the image on the recording console while recording the track with Fripp and it became the title of the track. The second half of the album is a twenty-eight-minute piece of drone music titled "An Index of Metals", in which guitar notes are accumulated in a loop, with distortion increasing as the track progresses.

[2][3] This technique later came to be known as "Frippertronics". Ted Mills of AllMusic gave the album four and a half stars out of five, praising "Heavenly Music Corporation" and noting "the beauty" of their tape deck setup, yet giving a negative view of "Swastika Girls", suggesting the loop system was abused with "too many disconnected sounds sharing the space, some discordant, some melodic... the resulting work lacks form and structure". There seems to be a perceptual rule that possibilities for appreciation of timbral subtleties decrease in proportion to the rate of actual notes being played. Fripp originally wanted the track titled "The Transcendental Music Corporation", which Eno didn't allow as he feared it would make people "think they were serious". (No Pussyfooting) was the first of three major collaborations between the musicians, growing out of Brian Eno's early tape delay looping experiments and Robert Fripp's "Frippertronics" electric guitar technique. [16], In the UK, the album was released at a large discount compared to normal prices[17] and was regarded as something of a novelty. In 1975, Robert Christgau, critic for The Village Voice, gave the album a B+ rating, calling it "the most enjoyable pop electronics since Terry Riley's A Rainbow in Curved Air" and that it was "...more visionary and more romantic than James Taylor could dream of being. Brian Eno: Eno a Long Now Alapítvány rendezvényén 2006. június 26-án: Életrajzi adatok: Születési név: Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno: Született: 1948. május 15.

Over 45 years, Robert Fripp has been extremely active as a recording musician and a producer.

Released in November 1973, (No Pussyfooting) failed to chart in either the US or UK. Brian Eno at his "Illustrated Talk" lecture at, Productions, mixes, and guest appearances, Lightness: Music for the Marble Palace – The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, January 07003: Bell Studies for the Clock of the Long Now, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, "Brian Eno: Chart History - Alternative Albums", "Brian Eno: Chart History - Dance/Electronic Albums", "Brian Eno: Chart History - Independent Albums", "Brian Eno: Chart History - New Age Albums", "Brian Eno: Chart History - Top Album Sales", "Brian Eno: Chart History - Top Current Albums", "Brian Eno: Chart History - Top Rock Albums", "Mixing Colours by Roger Eno & Brian Eno", "Brian Eno – Music for Installations [6 CD] – Amazon.com Music", "Brian Eno: Chart History - Triple A Songs", "Brian Eno: Chart History - Dance Club Songs", More Blank Than Frank/Desert Island Selection, Dream Theory in Malaya: Fourth World Volume Two, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Brian_Eno_discography&oldid=975980812, Articles needing more detailed references, Articles with dead external links from November 2016, Articles with permanently dead external links, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Limited edition of 1000, masters were then destroyed, Listed as Harmonia & Eno '76 or Harmonia '76, Previously unreleased September 1976 sessions. Eno had originally intended Fripp to use the material which became Discreet Music as a backing tape to play over in improvised live performances. Sounds recorded on the first deck would be played back by the second deck, and then routed back into the first deck to create a long looping tape delay. The second half of the album is a twenty-eight-minute piece of drone music titled "An Index of Metals", in which guitar notes are accumulated in a loop, with distortion increasing as the track progresses. [7] The track's title refers to an image of nude women performing a Nazi salute that was ripped from a discarded pornographic film magazine found by Eno at AIR studios. This track features Fripp's electric guitar as the sole sound source.[3]. He has contributed to more than 700 official releases.

Its release was close to that of Eno's own debut solo album Here Come the Warm Jets (1974), and it constitutes one of his early experiments in ambient music. The discography of English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer Brian Eno consists of 28 solo studio albums, 37 collaborative studio albums, 14 compilation albums, eight video albums, and nine singles.