Brian Eno & David Byrne – “Mea Culpa” from My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1981)
The recently re-released Eno/Byrne collaboration predicted everything from The Books to, I dunno, Radiohead, Aphex Twin, and the Ghostbusters soundtrack. Redolent of Fela Kuti, Steve Reich, Miles, and Pink Floyd, the music nevertheless struck me like Bitches Brew did on first listen: where the hell did this come from? Psychedelic? Hell yes. Dub? Hell yes. Listen to this, one of My Life‘s more minimal tracks, and then think that these two guys made, between the two of them, about eight other top-notch records in the preceding six years.
Thanks to Steve K for turning me on to this.
Posted by Glenn