As our story begins, the year is 1976. Two extremely bright Englishmen — composer, musical theorist, ex-ROXY MUSIC electronics specialist and soon-to-be-legendary record producer BRIAN ENO, and KING CRIMSON guitarist ROBERT FRIPP team up to produce the music you're hearing, from what will come to be a very influential album called EVENING STAR.
On this hour of Hearts of Space, a mostly retrospective look at the early years of Ambient music, inspired by the Virgin Records compilation A BRIEF HISTORY OF AMBIENT. It's a chronicle of an idea that after over 20 years is not only doing very well, thank you, but propagating new creative strains that keep sprouting up across the spectrum of today's music.
Artists are ROBERT FRIPP & BRIAN ENO, HAROLD BUDD & BRIAN ENO, MICHAEL BROOK, CHRISTOPHER FRANKE, BRUCE ODLAND, A PRODUCE, KIT WATKINS and DAVID SYLVIAN.