This book is best for the fan who is also a home recording artist. It tackles Eno primarily in the studio and gives very clear descriptions of his techniques. There is even a glossary in the back. The book deals with his pre-1988 work and was originially a thesis paper so at times reads like one, dry. I enjoy Eno, but this book did nothing to enhance the "myth." Rather it made him human. Not bad, right?
I chose to read this book both as a fan of Brian Eno's music and as a musician myself, and found it quite fascinating. Tamm writes with great clarity and provides some good insights into music from all stages of Eno's career. The musician will surely find inspiration, either musically or in terms of production, and the Eno fan will be delighted. It must be said, however, that this book is not a light-hearted read: Tamm is writing from an intellectual perspective, and some may find this daunting. But assuming you are a fan of Brian Eno (and other associated artists), there is much to be gained by getting hold of a copy of this.
The oblique views of the most famous non-musician at work. In which we are introduced to the frog vision concept, Erik Satie's musique d'ameublement, John Cage's sound pictures and of course Eno's own conceptual continuity. Never a dull moment within the realms of minimalism ? Yes, you read right. Clever, smart, and appealing.
Though this book is written more from a technical perspective, it provides interesting insights into the furtile, creative mind of Brian Eno. I would not recommend this book to anyone who doesn't have interest in musicology or the technical nature of music creation. However, for those who are interested, feast away.