Friday, November 28, 2008

My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts- Brian Eno and David Byrne

This album, recorded in 1981, is a complex melange of layering and sampling and experimental instrumentation resulting in the perfect voodoo, dance in your underwear with the lights down low type of record. In a flash of brilliance, Eno and Byrne sampled Arabic singers, Disc Jockeys, and an exorcist (yup) and used found objects for the primal African percussion. It takes a minute to wrap your head around this music but if you let it take you somewhere it most certainly will. I like the sampling on Jezebel Spirit and Mea Culpa but truly, I see this album as a journey. I don't like to think of it as separate tracks. It's an excellent choice for when you're planning an elaborate revenge scheme. Try it.

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