Well, that was quick.
Just weeks after releasing Someday World, ambient pioneer Brian Eno and electronic music veteran Karl Hyde are back at it with plans for a new LP entitled High Life. Press materials tease a combination of Steve Reich and Phillip Glass-styled minimalism and Fela Kuti-inspired polyrhythms.
“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,” writes Eno. “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.”
“I wanted to work with a stripped down set of equipment,” Hyde adds. “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.”
High Life is due out June 30 via Warp Records. Listen to ‘DBF’ below. It can’t be any worse than Someday World, which FACT’s Louis Pattison called the worst album of both their careers.