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Mojo JUNE 2014 - by Mike Barnes
ENO/HYDE: SOMEDAY WORLD
Full-length collaboration between the duo who worked together on Underworld's Beebop Hurry.
In this chapter of Dr Eno and Mr Hyde, it is the former who has undergone the greater transformation. Someday World originated from his unfinished musical fragments and while it carries a few characteristically serene melodies, it also finds him at his most animated since 1992's Nerve Net. Hyde and Eno's voices knit together well and the album is full of surprises, beginning with The Satellites and its multi-tracked saxophone hall-of-mirrors courtesy of Eno's old Roxy Music buddy Andy Mackay. On the skittering, brass-powered Daddy's Car, Hyde's typically observational snapshot lyrics give a vivid picture of driving through the city. Who Rings The Bell has an insistent pseudo-Afrobeat riff that orbits round and round in rarified space, and When I Built This World twists itself into unusual rhythmic and melodic shapes before an insistent outro of staccato keys and chants.