Unreleased, unfinished and unrealistic tracks from the
BRIAN ENO COMMENTS ON 'CURIOSITIES':
The pieces on this record are singularities, things
that didn't fit together with enough other things to
ever make a whole album.
Thus 'Circus Mathematics' was imagined as part of a
group of pieces called 'Mathematical Piano Music', but
only three others ever materialized, and 'Ambient
Savage' is the only surviving example of the
little-known but much-mourned 'Afro-Ambient' genre.
'Castro Haze' was the first, and, as it transpired,
the last representative of the cycle which was to have
been known as 'Unsuccessful Boxers' - the Castro in
question was a welterweight who ultimately failed in
his bid to seize fame.
The 'Thrash Funk' category of which 'War Fetish' is a
proud member, has been more prolific but still not
quite abundant enough to justify a whole CD.
'Work/Wank' belongs to a long tradition of songs with
very few lyrics ('Hot Pastrami', 'Mashed Potatoes' and
'Wipeout' come to mind), and, together with 'Draw One
Animal' formed the beginning of my projected CD
'11 things to do on a dull afternoon'. Unfortunately
this project failed because I could only think of