Brian Eno is MORE DARK THAN SHARK
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"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno

Independent.ie JUNE 27, 2014 - by John Meagher

ENO/HYDE: HIGH LIFE

The hugely prolific Brian Eno returns with his second collaboration with Underworld's Karl Hyde in a matter of months. Where their first outing (Someday World) was steeped in genre-hopping electronica, this is a more eclectic affair that incorporates everything from African rhythms to post-rock - and, although some versions weigh in at just six tracks, it is the more compelling of the two releases.

There's magic to be found in the way Eno 'treats' Hyde's guitar and the Underworld man is in his best form in years as he takes a very definite step out of his comfort zone with the help of his veteran collaborator. The fruits of their labour is typified by the intoxicating DBF.

For his part, Eno has had a fine recent run of music and while some won't forgive him for his dalliances with the likes of Coldplay, he is still a significant figure to be reckoned with in 2014.

KEY TRACKS: DBF; Moulded Life


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