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Exclaim! MAY 28, 2014 - by Josiah Hughes
BRIAN ENO AND KARL HYDE ANNOUNCE 'HIGH LIFE' ALBUM
Having just released Someday World earlier this month, Brian Eno and Underworld's Karl Hyde are hardly finished with their collaborative efforts. Instead, the duo have announced another album as Eno • Hyde.
The new release is called High Life, and it's another proper album from the group. The release features six new songs, and will be released as a double-vinyl gatefold LP. The album's artwork was designed by Eno.
In a press release, Eno said, "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."
Hyde added, "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."
Plenty of that processed guitar can be sampled with a stream of the new song DBF.
Warp Records will release High Life digitally on July 1, with the vinyl version set to arrive on August 26.
TRACKS: Return / DBF / Time To Waste It / Lilac / Moulded Life / Cells & Bells