Maximum Balloon: Talking Heads Redux
Although Maximum Balloon is technically a solo record, it’s hardly a solo effort. Sitek enlisted the help of various musicians from his inner circle of friends and associates — among them Theophilus London, Holly Miranda and TV on the Radio bandmates Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe. He custom tailored each track for each collaborator, and the result is an infectious if not fully coherent collection.
Standing out in the bunch is “Apartment Wrestling,” featuring Talking Heads frontman David Byrne. Although Sitek crafted the track, his influence is cleverly and effectively concealed.