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Brian Eno & Karl Hyde Announce Second Collaborative Album



Sometimes one just isn’t enough. From hit records to Pringles we’re a greedy lot here at Data Transmission and whilst the collaborative album from industry legends Brian Eno and Karl Hyde impressed us it left us hoping that the pairing would team up again in the not too distant future. Well, it’s turned out that we didn’t have to wait long to get our wish on the follow up front as a mere month after the release of their joint LP, Someday World on British institution Warp we can now reveal that they’re unexpectedly prepping the release of their sophomore effort as a twosome with the new album landing in July.

Yes, you read that correctly; July. Entitled High Life their second album together is a six track affair and is said to draw influence “from the repetitive minimalism of composers like Steve Reich and Phillip Glass, and from the polyrhythmic music of Fela Kuti and funk.”

Speaking on the processes which led to the crafting of the second record Roxy Music co-founder Eno explained “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.”

The result of these endeavours was the High Life LP which predictably will also be finding a home on Warp on July 1. Those of you keen to glean an insight into the album before then can check out album track DBF below alongside the LP’s tracklist.


01 Return02 DBF03 Time To Waste It04 Lilac05 Moulded Life06 Cells & Bells

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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