Sunday, 5 June 2011

Byrne/Eno

In my last post I mentioned My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, the fantastic album released by Brian Eno and David Byrne in 1981. I bought it on vinyl from a second-hand shop as  teenager back in the late ‘80s. I had no idea what it would be like, but it has left an indelible mark on me. This album took me into another world of sound, one that I had previously been unaware of. It was one of those albums that introduced me to the more ‘experimental’ end of the musical spectrum. On this album Eno & Byrne experiment with sampling from a range of sources, including various ‘world’ musics and radio/television broadcasts. You can read more about the album here

Here is the track “Mea Culpa” from My Life in the Bush of Ghosts



And here is a more recent collaboration between Eno & Byrne. I love David Byrne’s sweet-as-honey vocals in this song:


17 comments:

  1. Good music, the second video is great.

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  2. I could listen for days to just about anything by Brian Eno. I really enjoyed these two songs

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  3. Very interesting style!

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  4. David Byrne does have some superb vocals...

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  5. "experimental" music is really hit or miss. I'd have to say this is a hit though!

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  6. i love experimental, especially brian eno!

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  7. that is some trippy music

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  8. Never heard of any of this stuff before. I'll have to check it out, like the second video. Thanks!

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  9. nice tunes... followed!

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