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"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
Clash JULY 31, 2014 - by Gareth James
ENO/HYDE: HIGH LIFE
Collaborative set's spontaneity is its greatest strength...
But rather than offering more of the slightly saccharine same, this is a bold and rather unexpected set. Comparisons with Eno and David Byrne's My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts are inevitable, with a strong African influence evident across these songs - something the album's title almost certainly alludes to.
DBF is a glitchy freak-out, like a Fela Kuti track fed through a Fisher Price tape player, while closer Cells & Bells is a spaciously hypnotic piece, built around luscious drones and a glorious robotic vocal.
While not entirely successful, this set's spontaneity is its greatest strength.