This is really a momentous album. David Byrne and Brian Eno working together again for the first time in over 20 years. They of course worked on the famous "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts" album, and a handful of Talking Heads albums, most notably the classic "Remain in Light". This album was a great surprise to me as I enjoy the work of both men immensely. Brian Eno really revolutionized production and continues to do so in his solo work and with popular bands and musicians. Artists that Brian Eno has worked with over the years include Roxy Music, David Bowie, U2 and most recently Coldplay. David Byrne is of course an intellectual punk/funk visionary, whose later solo works, while satisfying, lacked a certain immediacy and relevance. It was nice to see him mellow out and his vocals are still as good as ever, but he needed to be pushed out of his comfort zone a bit.
That is exactly what has happened on "Everything that Will Happen will Happen Today", Brian Eno once again carves a careful soundscape of melodies, beats, and whimsical genius, with the songwriting genius of David Byrne, present at a level we haven't seen in over ten years. Important themes like violence in society, terrorism and domestic issues skirt around an album that beamingly is two musicians reveling in their craft. There are mostly mid or downtempo songs here, but these guys are seasoned enough to make every song an aural journey worth taking, whether it feels like a sweeping retrospective, a nice sit on the back porch in a rocking chair, or a casual visit to a night club, you can't help but say "They've still got it!"
David Byrne & Brian Eno Official Site
David Byrne & Brian Eno - I Feel My Stuff
David Byrne & Brian Eno - Strange Overtones