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The Age OCTOBER 18, 2008 - by Michael Dwyer
DAVID BYRNE AND BRIAN ENO: EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS WILL HAPPEN TODAY
My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts might be the most prescient and innovative album the world has heard since its release in 1981. Every hack and her computer has since had a go at splicing rhythmic collages of found signals into more or less religious experiences, so naturally this overdue oncore takes a very different tack. The formula is Eno's thick and nutty instrumental beds with Byrne's tunefully layered voice spinning oblique tales of modern contentment on top. It's hard to say that these warm, white-funky songs of belonging reflect the zeitgeist as brilliantly as the ominous grooves of Ghosts, but as a mirror of these extraordinary artists' evolution, they're plenty intriguing.