About a decade ago, a colleague of mine introduced me to My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, for which I was forever grateful. Although it was already nearly 20 years old at time I was turned on to it, the album was in many respects ahead of its time, and I mean that in the best possible sense. Now, nearly 30 years later, Byrne and Eno have released a new album, Everything that Happens Will Happen Today , available exclusively from their website, http://everythingthathappens.com.
The talented folks over Topspin (a Foundry Group investment) provided the software back-end that enables Byrne and Eno (and many other great artists) to engage directly with their fans and make their music available for streaming and purchase, in mp3 and audiophile FLAC format, as well as in CD format, as soon as those atoms are assembled in their appropriate configuration. Kudos to Topspin for being associated with such an important and long-awaited album release, and thanks to Byrne and Eno for taking a leap (of faith) into the future on Topspin’s platform. For more background on this release, read Topspin’s blog post announcing the album, and also take a gander at CEO Ian Rogers’s blog as well.