Brian Eno and David Byrne worked together on the first albums by Talking Heads in the late 70's/early 80's. During the break between Fear Of Music and Remain In Light both worked on a project that was released in 1980 as My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts. I saw that cover first and asked myself what is this? It was totally different to many covers I saw before. Not knowing if this diffuse picture is just arty or a simple mistake by pressing the cover. Later I found the answer:
The cover image was created by pasting small cutout humanoid shapes onto a monitor and pointing a camera at it to create video feedback, infinitely multiplying the shapes: "Somehow, despite it being very techie, these techniques also seemed analogous to what we were doing on the record. It was funky as well as being techie. Extremely lo-tech, actually, and not what you were supposed to do with a TV set.
Anyway, I read the name of the artists and took the album for a listen in the record shop. What I heard was also very new to me. Not knowing if it was good or not I bought the album and gave them a listen at home. I have to admit that the sound confused me when I listened to it. It wasn't usual in these days to use samples and loops to create a new sound. So I took it as another experiment in music and forgot the album standing between many others. Years later when a lot of bands and artists started to sample music and used loops for their sounds I remembered this album. And I have to say that Eno and Byrne were miles ahead with this album that sadly didn't got the acclaim it should have.
Brian Eno & David Byrne - Regiment
Brian Eno & David Byrne - The Jezebel Spirit
Brian Eno & David Byrne - Help Me Somebody