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Brian Eno and Karl Hyde Announce NEW Record ‘HIGH LIFE’ Out July 1 (Stream New Track “DBF” Now)

Posted in News with tags , , , on May 28, 2014 by J.D.


Listen to new track “DBF” now at

Within weeks of the release of their debut album (Someday World, out now), Jools Holland television performance and augmented reality iOS app (free now on the App Store), we can reveal that the collaboration between Brian Eno and Karl Hyde continues with second full-length record HIGH LIFE, to be released July 1, 2014 on Warp Records. The experiment drew inspiration from the repetitive minimalism of composers like Steve Reich and Phillip Glass, and from the polyrhythmic music of Fela Kuti and funk, as well as continuing the work that Eno and Hyde have done separately.

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.
– Brian Eno

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.
– Karl Hyde
ENO • HYDE high life

01. Return (09.00)
02. DBF (04.14)
03. Time To Waste It (08.19)
04. Lilac (09.24)
05. Moulded Life (04.55)
06. Cells & Bells (07.41)

July 1, 2014
CD in digipack with 16 page booklet

Digital (WARPCDD255)
July 1, 2014
Includes “Slow Down, Sit Down & Breathe”

August 26, 2014
2LP in gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves and download code

A. 1 Return (9:00)
A. 2 Slow Down, Sit Down & Breathe (3:07)
B.1 Lilac (9:24)
B.2 Moulded Life (4:55)
C. 1 DBF (4:14)
C. 2 Time To Waste It (8:19)
D.1 On A Grey Day (5:43)
D.2.Cells And Bells (7:41)

Artwork: Brian Eno
Design: Nick Robertson

James new album ‘La Petite Mort’ +”Frozen Britain”(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on February 27, 2014 by J.D.

James new album  ‘La Petite Mort’JAMES return with first new album in 6 years
out June 2nd

Manchester’s finest make a welcome return with ‘La Petite Mort’, the first new full length James album in six years. Produced by Max Dingel (Killers, Muse, White Lies) and written as ever, by the band, with Tim Booth lyrics, this new disc ranks among their finest in a 30 year career.

Highlights include the mighty first single ‘Moving On’, the anthemic ‘Curse Curse’ and ‘Frozen Britain’, which will be previewed from today online and on air.

Max Dingel is the latest in a long line of first class producers the band have worked with including Brian Eno, Gil Norton and Youth.

From first signing with the infamous Factory Records, to an illustrious career of albums released through Rough Trade, Sire Records and Mercury, James have now agreed an exciting new joint venture label partnership with BMG Chrysalis and Cooking Vinyl.

The band have been announced as headliners for ‘Summer in the City’, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester July 11th (which sold out on Friday in under an hour) and Camp Bestival, Dorset August 1st with more major festivals and a UK Arena tour to be announced shortly.

‘La Petite Mort’ was recorded in the wake of Tim Booth losing his mother and best friend in quick succession and understandably many of the songs deal with mortality, hence the album title. However, ‘La Petite Mort’, is an incredibly uplifting record.

Since forming in 1982, James are, without doubt, one of Britain’s most influential indie bands, enjoying a prestigious career that spans over 30 years. Their classic hits include ‘Sit Down’, ‘She’s A Star’, ‘Laid’ and ‘Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)’ amongst their 20 top 40 UK singles. They have released 12 studio albums and have sold over 12 million albums worldwide.

James are: Tim Booth (vocals), Jim Glennie (bass), Larry Gott (guitars), Saul Davies (guitar, violin), Mark Hunter (keyboards), David Baynton-Power (drums) and Andy Diagram (trumpet).

Brian Eno Announces New Album With Karl Hyde ‘Someday World’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2014 by J.D.

Brian Eno Announces New Album With Karl Hyde 'Someday World'ENO • HYDE

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, Georgia Gibson, Andy Mackay, John Reynolds and Chris Vatalaro.

The release was produced by Brian Eno with 22 year old Fred Gibson, continuing an ongoing collaboration between Karl and Brian which sees the two together on a complete album for the first time.

“A lot of the nicer cities I know are cities built on hills, and the cities are beautiful because the buildings have a challenge to adapt to. They have to mould themselves around the geology that they’ve formed upon. And that always makes for very interesting buildings, because they can’t just be blocks, they have to somehow morph around the environment. A lot of the constructions on the album were deliberately irregular and awkward. 

I had a big collection of ‘beginnings’ sitting around waiting for something to galvanise them into life, to make them more than just ‘experiments’. That something turned out to be Karl Hyde.” 
– Brian Eno

“It’s 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. And then these unlikely patterns start to happen. The biggest surprise was discovering we both had a love of Afrobeat, Cyclical music based in live playing. When Brian played me these early tracks it was, ‘Oh my god, this is home! Can I borrow a guitar?”
– Karl Hyde
eno hyde someday world

01. The Satellites
02. Daddy’s Car
03. A Man Wakes Up
04. Witness
05. Strip It Down
06. Mother Of A Dog
07. Who Rings The Bell
08. When I Built This World
09. To Us All

Artwork: Brian Eno · Cover photo: Karl Hyde
Design: Nick Robertson

Someday World is released on Special Edition 2CD (with four bonus songs), CD, Double Gatefold LP and Digital formats. Subscribe at for more information and for first news of new music.

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Six Years – Imagination(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 7, 2013 by J.D.

Six Years - ImaginationSix Years is a London duo: Vanessa Anne Redd (guitar/vocals/organ) and Marc Makarov (bass/vocals/drum machine/synth). This new duet project of the critically acclaimed band Rubicks is a much more grown up affair which captures raw performance, intimacy and mood over production. Think dark folk stories and dream-pop alloyed to Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Nick Cave with PJ Harvey, and you’ll be getting the sense of Six Years’ aural manifesto.

Recorded ‘as-live’ and true to performance in the 1234 Studios gallery space in Redchurch Street, the songs were bought to realisation soon after they were written for feel and authenticity. In other projects, Vanessa and Marc have recorded albums that have taken years to produce and release, Six Years is an antithesis of this, using basic, traditional recording methods and utilising the immediacy of releasing records in this the new digital world.

In their other incarnation as Rubicks, they supported luminaries such as Gary Numan and John Foxx on tour, also featuring on compilations published by Rough Trade Records and Modular Recordings. Rubicks have enjoyed considerable press attention, including song of the week for ‘Is This Love’ on BBC6 Music’s Breakfast Show.

Dreamlike and deliciously raw in the mix, subtle reverbed drum machine melds with the duo’s songs. ‘River Of Dark’ has a mournful country edginess and a sting in its tail; and the wonderful Kris Kristofferson cover with drum pattern staccato, ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’, was used in the new film ‘Riot On Redchurch Street’.

Six Years’ debut album ‘Rivers’ is mixed by Mark Ronson’s right hand man, hip producer Alan O’Connell who recently won Engineer of the Year at the MPG awards. They share the same vision, in balancing rough with smooth in the recordings.

Hot on the heels of their super-fabulous record launch at the glamorous South Place Hotel in Moorgate for the aftershow party of the aforementioned film premiere, screening as part of the East London Film Festival, Six Years now have a string of singles ready to roll, the first of which is ‘Imagination’, swiftly followed by the album ‘Rivers’, which is due out early next year.

James Blake Featuring Brian Eno Digital Lion(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , on March 8, 2013 by J.D.


Brian Eno Announces New Solo Album “LUX” (Out Nov 13)

Posted in News with tags , , on September 26, 2012 by J.D.

LUX is Brian Eno’s first solo album on Warp Records and his first solo album since 2005’s Another Day On Earth.  It finds him expanding upon the types of themes and sonic textures that were present on such classic albums as Music For FilmsMusic For Airports and Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. Eno sees it as a continuation of his ‘Music for Thinking’ project that includes Discreet Music (1975) and Neroli (1993).

LUX is one of Eno’s most ambitious works to date; it is a 76 minute composition in twelve sections that evolved from a work currently housed in the Great Gallery of the Palace of Venaria in Turin, Italy. The album is Eno’s third for Warp, following Small Craft on a Milk Sea (with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams) and Drums Between The Bells (with Rick Holland).

LUX tracklist (and track times in brackets):
1. LUX 1 (19:22)
2. LUX 2 (18:14)
3. LUX 3 (19:19)
4. LUX 4 (18:28)

Vinyl (Double 180g LP in gatefold sleeve with 4 x 300x300mm prints and download redemption code card)
CD (CD in gatefold sleeve with 4 x 120x120mm prints)

LUX is released in North America on November 13, 2012 (on CD and Download) and December 11, 2012 (on LP) on Warp Records

Underworld Releases ‘A Collection’ and ‘1992 – 2012 Anthology’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on January 13, 2012 by J.D.

1992 – 2012 ANTHOLOGY

20 Years, Two Compilations
All the Hits and a Handful of Rarities
US Release Date: January 31, 2012

Underworld begins a hectic 2012 by announcing the release of two career spanning compilation albums in January.

Firstly, A Collection is a single disc set which features edited highlights of the band’s 20-year career. A Collection features radio versions of many of the band’s best known tracks alongside recent collaborations with High Contrast & Tiesto (‘The First Note is Silent’), Mark Knight & D. Ramirez (‘Downpipe’) and Brian Eno (‘Beebop Hurry’).

The second compilation – the three-disc 1992-2012 Anthology – radically updates the band’s previous singles compilation by complimenting 16 full-length Underworld classics with nine rare/previously unreleased tracks. From pre-‘Dubnobasswithmyheadman’ outtakes through to newly mixed live recordings, 1992-2012 Anthology’s third disc is an essential purchase for any Underworld fan.

Both compilations are available now from (among other places) the band’s website as digital downloads with physical CD versions will available from 23rd January. CD copies pre-ordered from the website will instantly receive an MP3 download of the album for no extra cost. Pre–ordered CDs will ship w/c January 16 to arrive on or very shortly after the official street date of January 31, 2012.

In December 2011, Underworld were announced as Music Directors for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The appointment sees Rick and Karl reunited with the ceremony’s Artistic Director Danny Boyle as they continue their 15-year relationship. The band have previously worked with Boyle on the films Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary, The Beach and Sunshine and, most recently, the hugely acclaimed British theatrical production of Frankenstein.

1. The First Note Is Silent (w. High Contrast & Tiesto)
2. Scribble
3. Beebop Hurry (w. Karl Hyde & Brian Eno)
4. Downpipe (w. Mark Knight & D. Ramirez)
5. Crocodile
6. To Heal
7. Two Months Off
8. Jumbo
9. Born Slippy (Nuxx)
10. Dark and Long (Dark Train) (2011 Edit)
11. Mmm Skyscraper I Love You (2011 Edit)
12. Pearls Girl
13. Cowgirl (Live 2000)
14. Rez (2011 Edit)
15. King of Snake
16. Moaner

1. Big Mouth
2. Mmm Skyscraper… I Love You
3. Rez
4. Cowgirl
5. Spikee
6. Dirty Epic
7. Dark and Long (Dark Train)

1. Born Slippy (Nuxx)
2. Pearls Girl
3. Jumbo
4. 8 Ball
5. Moaner
6. Two Months Off
7. To Heal
8. Crocodile
9. Scribble

1. The Hump
2. Big Meat Show
3. Minneapolis
4. Why Why Why
5. Oich Oich
6. Second Hand
7. Parc (Live)
8. Simple Peal
9. JAL to Tokyo