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Someday World (2014)

Artist: Eno
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Format: CD
Sku: 263324437
UPC: 801061824921
UPC 14: 00801061824921
Release Date: 5/6/2014
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
0. DISC 1:
1. Satellites, The
2. Daddy's Car
3. Man Wakes Up, A
4. Witness
5. Strip It Down
6. Mother of a Dog
7. Who Rings the Bell
8. When I Built This World
9. To Us All
Disc 2
Song Title
0. DISC 2:
1. Big Band Song
2. Brazil 3
3. Celebration
4. Titian Bekh
 
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.

Disc: 1

1. The Satellites
2. Daddy's Car
3. A Man Wakes Up
4. Witness
5. Strip It Down
6. Mother Of A Dog
7. Who Rings The Bell
8. When I Built This World
9. To Us All

Disc: 2

1. Big Band Song
2. Brazil 3
3. Celebration
4. Titian Bekh

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote The possibility of Someday World arose when Brian Eno invited Underworld vocalist Karl Hyde to listen to a series of intros he'd been unable to finish. The pair share a love for African horns and rhythms as well as dance music of all stripes. Eno enlisted 22-year-old Fred Gibson as a co-producer, and numerous friends including Andy Mackay and Coldplay's Will Champion. As much as this album is a collaborative venture -- Hyde's vocal and lyrics are indeed signatures -- its music is impossible to separate from Eno's career. References to his first four solo records are ample, as is his work with Talking Heads, David Byrne, and even David Bowie. First single "Daddy's Car" dives deep into the funk -- Afro-funk, that is -- as its rhythms suggest the influence of the Bhundu Boys drum chorale, as keyboards, fat horns, and squiggly basslines create massive interlocking hooks. Hyde rides them with near pastoral vocal choruses (think "On Some Faraway Beach"). "A Man Wakes Up" uses Juju music organs and jittery synth basslines as Hyde speak/sings a monotone narrative about a man at odds with the speed of life around him even when trying to accept his condition and the world. It unmistakably recalls the same feel as "Once in a Lifetime," especially when the other vocalists and players enter. On "Witness," a bumping bassline and digitally delayed piano vamp introduce a lilting synth melody that contrasts with Hyde's single-note vocal about society's collapse: "Did you ever dream the end of the world/Watching everything you loved/Slip beneath the flood." The cascading melodies link through feverish bass and kinetic electronics that flood the piano chords and create lush dreamy pop, under an additional robotic voice intoning about the monotony of everyday life. The moody "Mother of a Dog" weds electro futurism to Middle Eastern trance music via snare, tambourine, tabla, and cowbell loops. But Hyde's vocal is at its most emotive as guitars and keyboards shimmer through a swirling, claustrophobic, blurry nocturnal mix. "When I Built This World" opens with a sanguine, nearly romantic vocal from Hyde, but is quickly modulated to mechanization. There are cold pulsing high-register organs, loads of echo, and knotty jazz-rock guitar cadences in tandem with bumping, frenetic basslines (one quotes "Burning Down the House"). Horns and frazzled rhythm guitars slip and quake before his vocals transmute into a completely automatized chorus. The preponderance of funky synthetic (and real) horns, fat grooves, and African and Eastern polyrhythms make Someday World an excellent exercise in beat-conscious, electronic art pop. Though its songs meditate on the nadir of human civilization, more often than not the music stands in stark contrast as it celebrates -- good-naturedly, with irony -- a transcendent human "now-ness," in the twin faces of technological and environmental annihilation. ~ Thom Jurek

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/05/2014
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2014
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : CDWRP10249
Music Label Name Label : Warp
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00801061824921

Professional Reviews

Paste (magazine)
- "The music is the strongest element of SOMEDAY WORLD, just dramatic enough to have you leaning in to follow its every move, but with a hearty dancefloor-driven pulse."

Pitchfork (Website)
- "SOMEDAY WORLD is well arranged, meticulously produced, even catchy at times."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Eno
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