Someday World, the collaborative album from ambient genius Brian Eno and Underworld member Karl Hyde, is streaming in full one week ahead of its scheduled release (May 6th via Warp Records). Listen in now over at NPR.
The nine-track LP was produced by Eno and 22-year-old producer Fred Gibson, and features an eclectic cast of musicians, including Coldplay’s Will Champion and his wife Marianne, Roxy Music’s Andy Mackay, Sinead O’Connor producer John Reynolds, Eno’s daughter Darla Eno, Tessa Angus, and Nell Catchpole, among others. It is preceded by the singles “The Satellites” and “Daddy’s Car”.
In a press release, Eno discussed the collaboration:
“A lot of the nicer cities I know are cities built on hills, and the cities are beautiful because the buildings have a challenge to adapt to. They have to mould themselves around the geology that they’ve formed upon. And that always makes for very interesting buildings, because they can’t just be blocks, they have to somehow morph around the environment. A lot of the constructions on the album were deliberately irregular and awkward. I had a big collection of ‘beginnings’ sitting around waiting for something to galvanise them into life, to make them more than just ‘experiments’. That something turned out to be Karl Hyde.”
“It’s a bit like being nine years old again. You have no idea what you’ve just been given, the record button has been pressed and you’re on. And then these unlikely patterns start to happen. The biggest surprise was discovering we both had a love of Afrobeat, Cyclical music based in live playing. When Brian played me these early tracks it was, ‘Oh my god, this is home! Can I borrow a guitar?”
Pre-orders for the album are ongoing.
Someday World Tracklist:
01. The Satellites
02. Daddy’s Car
03. A Man Wakes Up
05. Strip It Down
06. Mother Of A Dog
07. Who Rings The Bell
08. When I Built This World
09. To Us All