Brian Eno & Karl Hyde’s Electro Beat Poetry
You might recall that last year Karl Hyde from the band Underworld released an album with Brian Eno collaborator Leo Abrahams called Edgeland. (You can hear an Echoes interview with them). That was a great album and now Hyde has teamed up with Brian Eno himself for a new CD called Someday World. Surprisingly, it finds both musicians working in much more conventional song form. For Eno, this falls somewhere between the Afro-centric grooving of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts and the fractured poetry of Drums Between the Bells. For Hyde, it’s less moody than Edgeland, but retains his diary-like lyrics, picking up on scenes and conversations around him.
Here’s a cool video of them jamming for possible live sessions. It’s not totally indicative of the way the album sounds. That’s in the video below that.
Also today, we’ll hear some beautiful new music by Carl Weingarten, a great, unheralded and underrated, often experimental guitarist. In the early 1980s he had a progressive rock group in St. Louis called Delay Tactics and then started releasing solo albums in an ambient style. He moved to San Francisco and got involved with world music, created some nice world fusion albums and started playing dobro and a more rustic style of guitar. Life Under Stars finds him in a much more pastoral role in a great ensemble recording that includes trumpters Jeff Oster and bassist Michael Manring. Expect to hear this a lot on Echoes.
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