Published Apr 18, 2008After a decades-long separation, David Byrne and Brain Eno are finally rekindling their creative bond in the studio, giving art rock fans everywhere cause for rejoice. While speaking at an event in New York, Byrne, the former Talking Heads front-man, confirmed rumours that he is once again working with Eno and revealed that the duo have nearly completed a new collaborative studio album.
The two previously worked together in the late 70s and early 80s on three of arguably the best Talking Heads records More Songs about Buildings and Food, Fear of Music, and Remain in Light and also recorded the seminal album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts as a duo.
"Im finishing up a record with Brian Eno, a musician that I worked with 30 years ago, Byrne said earlier this month, according to Drowned in Sound. "We did a record together of songs, and thatll come out.
The NY Daily News also reports that they have talked to Byrne about the Eno project, whereby Byrne said, "Brian had written a lot of music, but needed some words, which I know how to do. Whats it sound like? Electronic gospel. Thats all Im saying.
Furthermore, according to the Daily Swarm, sources close to the project have said the record will likely be released via Nonesuch before the end of the year, with Byrnes booking agent at William Morris Agency, Mark Geiger, reportedly having most of a joint Byrne/Eno tour already scheduled. Believe it or not, the tour would also consist of at least 40 percent Eno-era Talking Heads material.
As rocknroll legend has it, Byrne and Eno originally parted ways in the 80s because their relationship got a little too close for comfort, nearly causing an early demise of the Talking Heads. However, with the bands break-up in 1991 and all the other Heads now safely out of the way, who knows what these two aging art-farts will get up to?
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