I've been listening to Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, the new album by David Byrne and Brian Eno for the past couple of days. I know it's been out for months, but I was only aware of it recently. It's their first collaboration in some thirty years. It is quite different from My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts, their collaboration from 1981, but it is similar in some ways to the Talking Heads albums produced by Eno. Actually, musically it reminds me more of Eno's collaboration with John Cale, 1990's Wrong Way Up. The process is quite interesting: Eno had some unfinished songs, and provided the backing tracks and rhythm beds to Byrne on cd. They sent things back and forth between New York and England via email. The sound is big and full, and Eno's rhythm beds drive Byrne's happy vocals much like the stuff on Remain In Light.
All in all, it is a good album,
This post has been visited by the Alter Guild.