This, my friends, is great music!
African ryhtmology and avant garde electronic atmospheres mixed with continuing sampling. Not only sounds, but most of the vocals are sampled from other sources.
Maybe not that famous today but this album was a milestone for the evolution of avant garde and electronica.
It was recorded entirely with analogue technology, before the advent of digital sequencing and MIDI. The sampled voices were synchronized with the instrumental tracks via trial and error, a practice that was often frustrating, but which also produced several happy accidents.Drawing on funk and world music (particularly the multi-layered percussion of African music), My Life is a mind-blowing experience!
Some of the vocals that are sampled here are a Lebanese mountain singer, a radio evangelist, an exorcist in New York, an Egyptian popular singer, a radio host etc.
The famous Bill Laswell plays the bass and Chris Frantz (Talking Heads) is on drums, but there are also a lot of great musicians here.
And again... this is great music!