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Track Of The Day: Brian Eno and Karl Hyde - 'DBF'

Posted on the 11 June 2014 by Rw/ff @rwffmusic

Track Of The Day: Brian Eno and Karl Hyde - 'DBF'Blimey, talk about prolific... Within weeks of the release of their acclaimed debut album 'Someday World', the collaboration between Brian Eno and Karl Hyde continues with their second full-length record 'High Life', which will be released on June 30 via Warp Records. The experiment drew inspiration from the repetitive minimalism of composers like Steve Reich and Phillip Glass, and from the polyrhythmic music of Fela Kuti and funk, as well as continuing the work that Eno and Hyde have done separately. 'DBF' demonstrates this brilliantly. High energy rhythms combine with percussive guitar lines and flickering synths to build a nagging blend of electro-funk and afrobeat. 

“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. 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.”

- Brian Eno

“I wanted to work with a stripped down set of equipment... 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.”

- Karl Hyde


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