Eno - Hyde - Someday World - 2014 Ambient Electronic Rock Ltd 750 - 2LP + Insert

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Eno Hyde - Someday World

Label: Warp Records – WARPLP249X, Opal Records – WARPLP249X
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Special Edition Gatefold 2LP.
Includes download code and exclusive art print, limited to 750 copies
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 02 May 2014
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop


A1 The Satellites 5:33
A2 Daddy's Car 4:51

B1 Man Wakes Up 4:19
B2 Witness 5:08
B3 Strip It Down 4:44

C1 Mother Of A Dog 5:38
C2 Who Rings The Bell 5:05

D1 When I Built This World 5:47
D2 To Us All 3:27


Composed By – Brian Eno, Fred Gibson (2) (tracks: A2, B1), Karl Hyde (tracks: A1 to C2)
Cover – Brian Eno
Design [Photographic Treatments] – Nick Robertson (4)
Mastered By – Kevin Metcalfe
Photography By [Additional] – Tessa Angus
Photography By [Front Cover], Photography By [Electricity Shots] – Karl Hyde
Producer – Brian Eno, Fred Gibson (2)

From Roxy Music keyboard freak to ambient pioneer, Brian Eno has rarely put a foot wrong. As this collaboration with Underworld's Karl Hyde shows, he's also unpredictable: 'Someday World' sounds nothing like the previous work of either musician. Essentially a straight-ish rock album that dabbles in electronics and Afrobeat, it sits somewhere between TV On The Radio and New Order but lacks the sophisticated intensity of the former and the sheer hedonistic release of the latter. The crux is in Hyde’s passioned, unorthodox vocals – all swooping melody and unlikely rhythm – that consistently transform the nine songs, particularly the sublimely airy 'Who Rings The Bell' and the driving 'Witness'.

No doubt, this album is rife with moments of zest: the funky intro to “Daddy’s Car”, the glitchy rock undertones of “Man Wakes Up”, the dissonance of “Mother of a Dog”, and a free-jazz break blended with the incendiary extended outro of “When I Built This World”. These keep the listener fixed to the loops just long enough that they don’t jump ship for a disc pulled from either artist’s solo career. Due to the pair’s long list of production credits and even longer list of artists they’ve influenced, it’s difficult to not feel a direct connection to their younger indie-rock contemporaries. “Strip It Down” lends itself to Coldplay comparisons, the spiritual afrobeat of “Witness” is worthy of bringing LCD Soundsystem back together, and the aforementioned “Mother of a Dog” borrows heavily from King of Limbs-era Radiohead.

Once one grows comfortable with the album’s prevailing electro-acoustic ambiance, the repetitive song structures do little to add energy to the beleaguered soundscapes. With most songs in excess of five minutes, there is ample time for the duo to craft viscerally appealing stories. Instead, they’re content to tag each song with one decent verse, intermittent unintelligible wordplay, and multiple iterations of the track’s original hook. The songs are most effective when they manage to steer away from this structure; a female voice seemingly pulled from a Southern Baptist choir powerfully interrupts the ripped synths of “Man Wakes Up”, and the digitized female diction within “Witness” acts in juxtaposition to the Arcade Fire-leaning heartbreak.

Essential Tracks: “A Man Wakes Up”, “Mother of a Dog”, and “When I Built This World”

Eno • Hyde - Someday World studio film

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Eno • Hyde - The Satellites

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Eno • Hyde - Daddy's Car

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More Information
Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Warp Records
Artist Brian Eno