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Michael Brook

Michael Brook
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Michael Brook (born 1951 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian guitarist, inventor, producer, and film music composer. He plays in many genres, including rock, electronica, world music, minimalism and film scores. He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1996 for his production work and as a co-artist on Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's album Night Song.[1] Another notable collaboration was Sleeps with the Fishes with Clan Of Xymox member Pieter Nooten (4AD, 1987). He toured as a member of the Sylvian and Fripp tour group, with the final concert at the Royal Albert Hall in December 1994 documented on the album Damage: Live. He also opened the concerts with a solo set, featuring the Infinite Guitar with effects and sequencer backing. In 1998, he produced the album "Volcán: Tributo a José José", a tribute album to singer Jose Jose. In 2006, the solo album RockPaperScissors was released, with an ambient remix version following in 2007. Brook toured small venues in Canada and the United States in late January/early February, 2007.
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Russell Mills / Undark — Pearl + Umbra Russell Mills / Undark — Pearl + Umbra
(Instinct INS-501-2, 1999, CD)
Michael  Brook — Albino Alligator Michael Brook — Albino Alligator
(4AD 9 46504-2, 1997, CD)
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook — Remixed: Star Rise Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook — Remixed: Star Rise
(RealWorld RW 68, 1997, CD)
Russell Mills / Undark — Strange Familiar (AKA Undark One) Russell Mills / Undark — Strange Familiar (AKA Undark One)
(Instinct INS526-2, 1996/2000, CD)
Sylvian / Fripp — Damage Sylvian / Fripp — Damage
(Virgin Damage 1, 1994, CD)
Bryan Ferry — Taxi Bryan Ferry — Taxi
(Reprise 9 45246-2, 1993, CD)
Jane Siberry — When I Was a Boy Jane Siberry — When I Was a Boy
(Reprise 9 26824-2, 1993, CD)
Michael Brook — Cobalt Blue Michael Brook — Cobalt Blue
(4AD CAD 2007 CD, 1992, CD)
Rain Tree Crow — Rain Tree Crow Rain Tree Crow — Rain Tree Crow
(Virgin CDV 2659, 1991, CD)
Various Artists — Music for Films III Various Artists — Music for Films III
(Hannibal HNCD 1488, 1988/2005, CD)
Jon Hassell — The Surgeon of the Nightsky Restores Dead Things by the Power of Sound Jon Hassell — The Surgeon of the Nightsky Restores Dead Things by the Power of Sound
(Intuition Records INT 3004 2, 1987, CD)
Jon Hassell — Power Spot Jon Hassell — Power Spot
(ECM 1327, 1986/2008, CD)
Michael Brook — Hybrid Michael Brook — Hybrid
(E.G. Records EEGCD 41, 1985/1990, CD)
Brian Eno — Ambient 4 (On Land) Brian Eno — Ambient 4 (On Land)
(Virgin ENOCD 8, 1982/2007, CD)
Jon Hassell — Dream Theory in Malaya (Fourth World Volume Two) Jon Hassell — Dream Theory in Malaya (Fourth World Volume Two)
(E.G. Records EEGCD 13, 1981/1990, CD)

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