Eyes of Artists

Talking Heads – Remain In Light

Posted in music by Corey Presha on March 2, 2010


– I haven’t posted any music in a while, so I figured I’d post something from one of my favorite bands the Talking Heads. Remain In Light has become my favorite Heads record recently and I really can’t stop listening to it.
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The members of Talking Heads wanted to make an album that dispelled notions of frontman and chief lyricist David Byrne leading a back-up band. They decided to experiment with African polyrhythms and, with Eno, recorded the instrumental tracks as a series of samples and loops, a novel idea at the time. Additional musicians were frequently used throughout the studio sessions. The lyric writing process slowed Remain in Light’s progress, but was concluded after Byrne drew inspiration from academic literature on Africa. The artwork was crafted with the help of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s computers and designing company M&Co.. Following the album’s completion, Talking Heads expanded to nine members for promotional concerts.

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