My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

David Byrne & Brian Eno - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
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Based on 9 reviews
1981 Ratings: #20 / 116
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Based on 90 ratings
1981 Ratings: #7
February 1, 1981 / Release Date
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By leaving from the side door of the Talking Heads, the two geniuses form modern, aural sculptures through the electronic wires of urban funk.
A intriguing experience!
This album sounds like literally nothing else I have ever heard. Using samples before sampling was much of a thing, it's a mix of random, creepy found sound and dialogue snippits with jittery new wave and world-influenced instrumentals underneath.

It's possibly my favorite album either of these guys has ever been associated with. The atmosphere it creates is simultaneously primal and futuristic, alien and familiar, slightly disturbing yet undeniably fun. It's a truly unique release that was ... read more
Considering this was released in '81, the forward thought of both Eno & Byrne remains influential for its creative ambition and remarkable application of found sound, world beat and electronic coloring. The various remastered/reissued versions add more insight into the how and why of this collaboration via the accompanying booklet(s) while the additional tracks embellish the release usefully. The opening track, 'America Is Waiting' and 'Help Me Somebody' remain two of my favs... My ... read more
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Added on: April 14, 2013