BRIAN ENO COMMENTS ON 'CURIOSITIES'
As Robert Fripp said to me recently: "I used to be indecisive but now
I'm not sure". I'm not sure either, at least I don't think I am.
I'm normally wildly enthusiastic about any piece while I'm making it,
although when I look across the breakfast table the next day they
don't always seem quite so appealing ( -it's amazing what those red
studio lights do for a complexion). However, one criterion for
choosing these pieces was that I was always happy to see them
again, even if I didn't know quite what place they held in the scheme of
As with the first volume of Curiosities, these were chosen because
they're odd-men-out, music unlikely to ever meet enough companions to
make a whole CD in a single coherent style.
As it turns out, the CD splits into two halves of identical length - half of it
with some sort of beat followed by half without a beat.
It was very hard deciding what to put on the CD. We changed it many
times, and finally committed ourselves to this group. I used to be unable
to make commitments but I'm not sure that's a view I'd
stand by now.