With over seventy years of musical experience between them and countless musical collaborations, film soundtracks, and multimedia projects gracing their resumes, Brian Eno and David Byrne could be forgiven for resting on their laurels. But the release of their new collaboration Everything That Happens Will Happen Today—their first work together since 1981’s acclaimed My Life In The Bush of Ghosts—marks the beginning of yet another creative chapter for the a capella enthusiast and the bike-rack designer.
With other rock juggernauts like Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails devising innovative ways of distributing music in the digital age, Byrne and Eno are placing a premium on their album’s physical packaging. Hardcore devotees can pony up $70 for the elaborate decorative box, Idolator reports, with traditional CD and digital downloads also available. Listeners can preview the album at its website and read Byrne’s characteristically low-key description of the project: “For the most part, Brian did the music and I wrote some tunes, words and sang. It’s familiar but completely new as well.”