|Brian Eno & Karl Hyde — Someday World [Special Edition, 2 CD] (2014)|
Brian Eno & Karl Hyde — Someday World
♦↔♦ SOMEDAY WORLD 2 X CD SPECIAL EDITION WITH 16 PAGE BOOKLET
♦↔♦ Features Eno’s Roxy Music bandmate Andy Mackay, Eno’s daughter Darla Eno, Will Champion of Coldplay.
•• Glam rock star of the 1970s who became a trailblazing experimental pioneer in ambient and electronica by the ‘80s. “I had a big collection of ‘beginnings’ sitting around waiting for something to galvanise them into live, to make them more than just ‘experiments,’ ” — Eno said in a press release.
Birth name: Brian Peter George Eno
Brian born: May 15, 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England
Karl: best known as the lead singer of Underworld, Hyde introduced his solo career with the experimental 2013 album Edgeland.
Location: London, UK
Album release: 6th May, 2014
Record Label: Opal / Warp Records
Duration: 45:23 + 15:20 => 60:43
01. The Satellites 5:33
02. Daddy's Car 4:50
03. Man Wakes Up 4:17
04. Witness 6:06
05. Strip it Down 4:43
06. Mother of a Dog 5:37
07. Who Rings the Bell 5:05
08. When I Built This World 5:44
09. To Us All 3:28
01. Big Band Song 3:08
02. Brazil 3 1:48
03. Celebration 5:38
04. Titian Bekh 4:46
℗ 2014 Opal Ltd under exclusive license to Warp Records Limited
•• Brian Eno — Brass, Piano, Abayomi Synth, 2nd Voice, End Lyric, Backing Voice
•• Karl Hyde — 1st Voice, Main Lyric, Backing Voice, Guitar
•• Fred Gibson — Foundation, Drums, Brass, Backing Voice
•• Don E — Bass Synth
•• John Reynolds — Drums
•• Chris Vatalaro — Drums
•• Marianna Champion — Backing Voice
•• Produced by Brian Eno with Fred Gibson
28th April 2014 Japan
2nd May 2014 Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Australia & New Zealand
5th May 2014 UK & Europe
6th May 2014 US & Canada
•• Brian Eno and Karl Hyde come together with a new album to be released this May on Warp Records. ‘Someday World’ comprises nine songs, composed and sung by Eno & Hyde together with a highly distinguished cast of supporting musicians, including Tessa Angus, Nell Catchpole, Marianna Champion, Will Champion, Kasia Daszykowska, Don E., Darla Eno, Fred Gibson, Georgia Gibson, Andy Mackay, John Reynolds and Chris Vatalaro.
•• The release was produced by Brian Eno with 20 year old Fred Gibson, continuing an ongoing collaboration between Karl and Brian which sees the two together on a complete album for the very first time.
•• 2 x CD Special Edition casebound and slipcase with 16 page booklet (incl. 4 bonus songs)
•• Brian Eno and Karl Hyde come together with a new album to be released May 6th on Warp Records. 'Someday World' comprises nine songs, composed and sung by Eno & Hyde together with a highly distinguished cast of supporting musicians. The release was produced by Brian Eno with 20 year old Fred Gibson, continuing an ongoing collaboration between Karl and Brian which sees the two together on a complete album for the very first time.
•• Coldplay's Will Champion and Roxy Music's Andy Mackay are just two guests on the new collaboration between Brian Eno and Karl Hyde of Underworld.
•• Someday World is not the first time Brian Eno has collaborated with Underworld’s Karl Hyde, but it’s by some distance the biggest project they’ve worked on.
•• Their first album together features nine songs, composed and sung by the two musicians, although it’s fair to say they’ve had a little of help from their friends. Indeed, the list of guest musicians is impressive: from Coldplay’s Will Champion and Roxy Music’s Andy Mackay to newer names such as 22 year old Fred Gibson, who helped produce the record with Eno.
•• The result is a collection of beguiling tracks seemingly influenced by everything from afrobeat to ambient jazz. Hyde himself acknowledges the project’s playful feel, describing the experience of making it as “a bit like being nine years old again. You have no idea what you’ve just been given, the record button has been pressed and you’re on.”
Artist Biography by David Jeffries
•• Best known as the vocalist for the electronic act Underworld, Londoner Karl Hyde was also in the pre–Underworld group Freur and maintains a solo career as well. The roots of Underworld go back to the dawn of the 1980s, when Hyde and musician Rick Smith formed a pop–reggae group, the Screen Gemz, and then the new wave band called Freur, who would release the minor hit "Doot Doot" in 1983. An early edition of Underworld was formed in 1987, but it would be 1991, when DJ Darren Emerson joined the group and Hyde's lyric writing took on a more surreal, "cut–up" style, that the group found success. Underworld tracks like "Born Slippy NUXX" and "Jumbo" became hits, and eventually dance music classics, while the group withstood the 2002 departure of Emerson, releasing hit albums and successfully touring as a duo afterward. In 2013, Hyde introduced his solo career with the album Edgeland, a more experimental effort than the usual Underworld release. The following year he collaborated with ambient godfather Brian Eno on the album Someday World, a surprising collection of unusual pop songs, featuring vocals by Hyde and a retro '80s flavor that occasionally recalled Tears for Fears. The album was scheduled for release on May 6, 2014.
Website: http://enohyde.com/ // http://karlhyde.com/
ENO SHOP: http://www.enoshop.co.uk/
By ANDY BETA
April 27, 201411:03 PM ET
•• Ever since his days as a feather–boa–wrapped synth strangler in Roxy Music in the early 1970s, Brian Eno has — beyond his own solo career — been a sonic abettor and collaborator. After leaving Roxy, Eno conspired with Talking Heads to infuse the band's wiry punk with Fela Kuti's Afrobeat on 1980's Remain in Light. (He also helped frontman David Byrne craft twitchy, sampledelic dance music with their collaborative My Life in the Bush of Ghosts.) Eno then enabled a fierce Irish post–punk band to embrace stadium rock and stardom, producing U2 classics like The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby. More recently, he added an edge and a sense of cool to the likes of Coldplay.
•• That collaborative spirit continues with Someday World — recorded with Underworld member/vocalist Karl Hyde — which includes 12 other players, including Roxy Music's own Andy Mackay. For many U.S. listeners, Underworld remains a one–hit wonder, responsible for the raging techno of "Born Slippy" from the Trainspotting soundtrack. Yet Hyde not only crafted dance tracks and populist techno with the group, but also folded in traces of indie rock and ambient tones, suggesting an omnivorous appetite similar to that of Eno. Eno and Hyde have joined forces before; the former worked with Underworld for 2011's "Beebop Hurry" and last year remixed Hyde's solo single "Slummin' It for the Weekend." But the nine songs here make for a more satisfying symbiosis.
•• In a standout track like "Daddy's Car," both men draw on a lifetime love of African highlife. Over an ebullient and skittering polyrhythmic backbeat worthy of Remain in Light, Eno adds sun–bright horn lines, bubbling synths and piano, clearing just enough room for Hyde's New Romantic vocals. Elsewhere, Hyde's soft delivery evokes memories of Talk Talk's Mark Hollis, and when the music gets jazzy and slippery (as in "When I Built This World"), Eno and Hyde bring to mind the U.K. band Level 42.
•• A maximal spirit informs Someday World, so that even in a song whose chorus commands "Strip It Down," the isolated synth bass undulating at the start soon dovetails into arpeggios, jittery percussion, guitar glissades and a subtle yet stunning piano line. The piano is handled by a newcomer named Fred Gibson, who also contributed to the album's production alongside Eno. Only 22, Gibson offers input here that suggests a new talent who might someday make for a great collaborator himself. Fortaken: http://www.npr.org/
By Dylan Kilby | posted on 3 May 2014 | Score: ***
•• Someday World is, overall, an enjoyable release. It is not remarkable, but neither is it forgettable. There are several fantastic collaborations (A Man Wakes Up, Who Rings the Bell) and several failed experiments (Strip It Down, When I Built This World). However, despite its serious flaws, it is nice to see Eno making this kind of music again since his relative absence in the noughties, and for Hyde it is a hopeful stepping–stone to a productive, engaging solo career. More at: http://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/brian-eno-karl-hyde-someday-world
|Brian Eno & Karl Hyde — Someday World [Special Edition, 2 CD] (2014)|