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David Byrne's first collaboration with Brian Eno in 27 years: Eno calls it "electronic gospel"--we call it the sound of studio perfection.

Fresh off of a tear of high-concept and highly touted public art projects, David Byrne has also been busy finishing up Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, his first collaboration with Brian Eno since 1981’s My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. Where music on its predecessor was dissociative and experimental, incorporating samples from music and sound clips the world over, Eno describes Everything’s sound as “electronic gospel,” which is more evocative of the Talking Heads’ best work—much of which Eno produced. Twenty-seven years later, Byrne and Eno aren’t merely relevant; this is what studio perfection sounds like.

TMN Editor Erik Bryan is living the dream. He grew up in Florida, but he’s from all over. He likes playing chess, making cocktails, smarting off, and not freezing to death in Brooklyn, where he currently resides. More by Erik Bryan

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