"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
Uncut JUNE 2014 - by Michael Bonner
ENO/HYDE: SOMEDAY WORLD
Eno's collaboration with Underworld frontman
Eno and Hyde previously collaborated on the hyperactive Beebop Hurry, from Underworld's 2009 mix album Athens, and this is similarly too busy with ideas for its own good. A Man Wakes Up, for instance, works through sampled guitar chords, Hyde's multi-tracked vocals and Eno's "funk synth" before detouring into Afrobeat riffs and a gospel chorus. Guests include Coldplay drummer Will Champion, whose band provide a useful reference point here: a taste for stadium-sized minor chords, evident on Witness and Who Rings The Bell. Another reference point is Freur, the art-pop band Hyde fronted in the mid-'80s, whose expressive synth work is a dominating feature here.