Brian Eno – he of the bald dome, Roxy Music synth twiddling, U2 producing and of course Music for Airports wrote the Windows start-up theme apparently! Yes – all 3.25 seconds of it – so you can blame him every time you fire up your PC.
However he’s such an interesting chap you can’t hold it against him. One of the best diary memoirs I’ve ever read was his A Year with Swollen Appendices, and I’m looking forward to the eventual paperback issue of On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno by David Sheppard, a well-received biography of the man published last year.
Meanwhile I can recommend Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks if you’re keen on ambient music, and Another Green World if you like your music more accessible – the latter features the track used for BBC2’s ‘Arena’ programme theme.