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Pitchfork MAY 28, 2014 - by Evan Minsker
BRIAN ENO AND UNDERWORLD'S KARL HYDE TO RELEASE ANOTHER NEW ALBUM, HIGH LIFE, SHARE "DBF"
Coming out just two months after last album Someday World
Whoa, that was fast. You know how Brian Eno and Underworld's Karl Hyde released an album called Someday World earlier this month? Yeah, they're putting out another one this summer. It's called High Life, and it's out July 1 via Warp.
And this isn't some piddling supplemental EP we're talking about. The six-track, forty-five-minute album is getting released as a full-on double gatefold LP. (The vinyl edition is out August 25.) The artwork is by Eno.
The two men shared statements explaining how this new album came to exist so shortly after they finished the other one. Eno wrote:
"When Someday World was finished I felt like we were still on a roll and I wasn't ready to stop working and get into 'promotional mode' for that record. So I suggested we immediately start on another album, a different one, where we extended some of the ideas we'd started, and attempted some of the ideas we hadn't."
And here's what Hyde wrote:
"I wanted to work with a stripped down set of equipment... For this album I was very keen for Brian to live process my guitar playing so that we would be effecting one another's performance, bouncing off each other, inspiring new combinations of polyrhythms."
If you want to feel extra lazy today, keep in mind that in 2014, Eno has also appeared on new records by Damon Albarn and Owen Pallett.
TRACKS: Return / DBF / Time To Waste It / Lilac / Moulded Life / Cells & Bells