The Oblique Strategies _ Brian Eno

In 1975, Peter Schmidt and Brian Eno created the original pack of Oblique Strategies cards, through thinking about approaches to their own work as artist and musician.

Theres a very interesting interview on BBC6 in 2010, where he explains about the background of these cards – and how they are used. The aim as far as I can see is to ignite consciousness; in a kind of lateral thinking way.. and not to necessarily force decisions a-la The Diceman.

I’m a big fan of Eno’s Music for Films (probably the originator of that now horrible cringeworthy phrase “A soundtrack to an imaginary film”) and Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks.. but I’ve never really investigated him in any great detail. Reckon I’m going to geek up on YT interviews now : )

Oblique Strategies on Wikipedia

Heres a website that provides a stratagy each time you VISIT.

Music production and history are my biggest passions in life. Though people often say that Techno is faceless and should be about the music blah, blah, blah.. I believe in the need to document the people and stories behind it. Techno is a very small world in reality and I think it needs a proper resource. I hope that everyone who is interested in Techno finds this blog accessible in terms of the way that it is written. I personally prefer to hear the artists voice as loud as the music and never enjoy synopsised and pasteurised versions of old conversation; the sort that's peppered with the occasional quote here and there.

5 Responses to “The Oblique Strategies _ Brian Eno”

  1. Lokua

    May 05. 2012

    In college I majored in music composition. During that time a record store pal / musician whom I looked up to suggested I check out the Oblique Strategies. That piece of free advice I cherish and still believe was more valuable than my entire college experience. Working with those strategies helped my creative critical thinking – something college and western music theory never did. “Exaggerate Your Flaws” <- priceless

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  2. MSL

    Aug 15. 2012

    Yeah I love Oblique Strategies, there’s a free widget if your on mac. Very handy, I use it often.;1

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