Tuesday, August 12, 2008

David Byrne & Brian Eno: New album!

They collaborated och My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts back in 1981. An album counted as a classic that influenced many different types of modern popular music.

August 18 will see the release of Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. An album they did the Internet way by sendning stuff between each other for a year.
You can read an interview with Brian Eno on timesonline.co.uk and you can download the track Strange Overtones for free on http://www.everythingthathappens.com/ where the whole album will be available to buy as a download in six short days!

So will the new album be ...Bush Of Ghosts part 2? No, quite different according to Brian Eno in the Timesonline interview. The tracks range from "electronic folk gospel to quite indefinable areas of music".

All we have to listen to so far is Strange Overtones that sound a lot like the poppier side of Talking Heads. David's voice is in fine form and Brian's music is catchy. But we'll ask Radio Dupree's specialist on Eno/Byrne/My Life In The Bush Of Ghots/Roxy Music/Talking Heads etc; Siggy, to listen to the song and add his thoughts here later today.
...Hrmm, Siggy here. A new collaboration between Eno/Byrne is a must to check out. Yes, this particular song is on the poppier side. I think it is OK but I would really like to hear something as hot and mystical as the albums Bush of Ghosts and Remain in Light. I'm eager to hear the rest of the album.


Gina Vodegel said...

wow, i swear i hadn't seen this when i just posted some links in the Rumpus Room. it got started with the CERN rap link DimSkip had posted. when i heard that, it made me think of Tina Weymouth and the Tom Tom Club. i then started googling for Talking Heads and here we are, back in the 80s and high on Remain In Light - Talking Heads.
very synchronicitious indeed, why doesn't it surprise me after i got over the initial surprise :-)?


Nebukadnessar Stephenson and Sigurd Huckle said...

You're right! That CERN rap is a bit Tom Tom Club-ish. And fun.

Yep, there's connections pop up all the time.