Listening to… 🎧
We’re listening to Brian McBride, an American ambient composer by way of Austin, TX and Los Angeles, CA. McBride co-founded Stars of the Lid, the duo that elevated ambient music in America across the ‘90s and 2000s. He was influenced by Brian Eno and Talk Talk, but also comedy albums by Zach Galifianakis and films by Krzysztof Kieślowski.¹ We recommended Stars of the Live this past May, and we strongly encourage you to listen to them if you’re unfamiliar. Today we’re playing McBride’s solo records: When the Detail Lost its Freedom from 2005 and The Effective Disconnect from 2010. McBride passed away earlier this month at age 53.² He will be missed.