Remember that this countdown is a celebration of netlabel music, not so much a slam on Brian Eno. Any sleight is just a side benefit. What I firmly believe that much of the adulation being pointed at Eno and his new album could be better directed to a lot of beautiful music in the netlabel world.
Number 8. Ian D. Hawgood. You might know Ian Hawgood as Koen Park or as the curator of Home Normal, but regardless, Hawgood’s work stands head and shoulders above many of his peers. He has appeared on many netlabels including Acroplane, Headphonica, and 12 rec among others. One of my favorite albums is his 2008 release, A Life in Abstract Colours (Resting Bell).