Apr 29, 2009

Celebrate, Eight-X 1 Eno/Byrne

Hello, well i can''y deny my music hey day lay in the eighties, and with hindsight it turned out to a very fruitfull time, so much great music produced, often with minimal financial means. It's testament to the cynical ways of the industry that now 25 years later they rerelease remastered versions that likely cost more then the original..After numerous label takeovers, the backcatalogue of most eighties artists ended up in the claws of a handfull of majors. Two of the Eight-X albums here have been rereleased that way some years ago. As consumer it seems to me, policies like that hurt current artist sales, but then we have to remember that the musicindustry has become first and formost a marketing industry, and costs for rereleases are soo much lower. An artist today should get a decent management and exploit the internet to the max. Perhaps the banks in need of cashflow/customers again, will finally provide a decent/cheap commercial transaction system, so artists can sell their own work for whatever they want. When i look at the outragous I-Apple-tunes prices there's way to much grease for the suits in it. The time for bloodletting is over and you need to squeeze the leech to get rid of it.

Enough of my ranting here's some music, lost plenty of sweat from that exorcism and home tourism with all the tv channels these days does nothing real for you. New Order kept in their name choice the flirt with pseudo fascism going, they got accused of with the name Joy Division. They managed to really pick themselves up after their singer declared saint lost control for the last time, ( could it be he felt he was in control for the first time ?). Anyway i always liked Movement and it turned out to show them a new path, which resulted in many more memorable musics, though financially ...



Brian Eno and David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts ( 81 now in FLAC 384mb)

Brian Peter George St. Jean le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, sometimes simply Eno, (born May 15, 1948), is an electronic musician who started his musical career with Roxy Music. He then went on to produce a number of highly eclectic and increasingly ambient electronic and acoustic albums. He is widely cited as coining the term "ambient music"

Eno had collaborated with Byrne's group Talking Heads on Fear of Music in 1979, and My Life was recorded mostly in a break between touring for that album, and the recording of Talking Heads' Remain in Light from 1980. Rather than featuring conventional pop or rock singing, most of the vocals are sampled from other sources, such as commercial recordings of Arabic singers, radio disc jockeys, evangelist Paul Morton and an anonymous exorcist. Musicians had previously used similarly sampling techniques, but never before had it been used "to such cataclysmic effect" as on My Life. It was recorded entirely with analogue technology, before the advent of digital sequencing and MIDI. As such it became the first landmark sampling album. Drawing on funk and world music (particularly the multi-layered percussion of African music), My Life is similar to Talking Heads' music of the same era. The "found objects" credited to Eno and Byrne were common objects used mostly as percussion. In the second edition (1982), the track "Qu'ran", which features samples of Qur'anic recital, was removed at the request of The Islamic Council of Great Britain. In its place "Very, Very Hungry" The album title is taken from a novel by Nigerian author Amos Tutuola.



01 - America Is Waiting (3:36)
02 - Mea Culpa (3:35)
03 - Regiment (3:56)
04 - Help Me Somebody (4:18)
05 - The Jezebel Spirit (4:55)
06 - Very Very Hungry (3:21)
07 - Moonlight In Glory (4:19)
08 - The Carrier (3:30)
09 - A Secret Life (2:30)
10 - Come With Us (2:38)
11 - Mountain Of Needles (2:35)
bonus
12 - Pitch To Voltage 2:38
13 - Two Against Three 1:55
14 - Vocal Outtakes 0:36
15 - New Feet 2:26
16 - Defiant 3:41
17 - Number 8 Mix 3:30
18 - Solo Guitar With Tin Foil 2:58
19 - Qu'ran (3:45)

9 comments:

Rho said...

Hello, no comments thusfar on the fact that my original vinyl album listing isn't what's on offer , namely the 2006 remastered version with bonustracks..here it is

01 - America Is Waiting (3:36)
02 - Mea Culpa (3:35)
03 - Regiment (3:56)
04 - Help Me Somebody (4:18)
05 - The Jezebel Spirit (4:55)
06 - Very, Very Hungry (3:20)
07 - Moonlight In Glory (4:19)
08 - The Carrier (3:30)
09 - A Secret Life (2:30)
10 - Come With Us (2:38)
11 - Mountain Of Needles (2:35)

12 - Pitch To Voltage (2:38)
13 - Two Against Three (1:56)
14 - Vocal Outtakes (0:36)
15 - New Feet (2:25)
16 - Defiant (3:41)
17 - Number 8 Mix (3:31)
18 - Solo Guitar With Tin Foil (2:56)

19 - Qu'ran (3:45)

best of luck,

Rho

ramjam said...

This album is amazing.

It is a little annoying that they spelt Qur'an wrong, but that's just me being a pedant.

I love reading your commentaries and wonder who you are/what drives you/what the deal is.

Whatever the answers are, your comments are great reading. Thanks.

Seth said...

Album is amazing, thanks for that but I've got 26 tracks not 19....I'm not complaining but where do they come from?

Rho said...

Hello Seth, what can i say ? It's miraculous ! I guess considering the nature and subject of the music something supernatural i always on the cards..Well you have the listing of the sourcefile, im curious as to which 7 tracks showed up..

best of luck,

Rho
************

Hello Ramjan, sorry about that Quo'ran thing, it's a careless/phonetic mistake. As for my motivation , well i ve always loved music, and very different kinds, never been one to specialise. Unfortunately that has been the way of this world, segmentation, tunnelvision ,expert turf wars. Me, i'm a generalist on the outside looking in. As for my comments, i think people should know a bit more and not just be a consumer, and for me it is a show of respect for the artists. Respect that they rarely get from the music industry to whom they mostly represent ; product that needs to be monetized, sold. These days the pimps have had to make some way for the suits, lawyers/accountants but the music industry is still rotten to the core, alas.

So respect for the artists and the finger for the industry...

Best of luck,

Rho

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks a lot for posting this album. I bought it on vynil many years ago, but it gets lost in the old crazy days... your blog is one of my favourity! Best wishes, charlyonrop(vienna)

Jams Runt said...

Hey, I've gone through the archives, and I've only seen two more albums I've been looking for that you haven't re-uped in a year, so I'm going to post comments now, but I promise I won't bug you again for awhile. So, um, could you re-up this please? Thanks for your time.

Cass said...

I was hoping that this was still available to download, but unfortunately not...I'd like to request a re-up if it's within the timeframe you stipulate (I cannot remember whether it is a year...) If it is too soon, I am happy to wait. Regards, Cass

Cass said...

Ahhh...I just realised the date is in US format & so it is too soon...Sorry about that.

Cass said...

Oh! Thank you, Rho! Very much appreciated :)