Brian Eno and Karl Hyde Announce New Record 'HIGH LIFE'

Out July 1 (Stream New Track "DBF" Now)
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Within weeks of the release of their debut album (Someday World, out now), Jools Holland television performance and augmented reality iOS app (free now on the App Store), we can reveal that the collaboration between Brian Eno and Karl Hyde continues with second full-length record HIGH LIFE, to be released July 1, 2014 on 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.

Full HIGH LIFE liner notes by Brian Eno and Karl Hyde

“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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01. Return (09.00)

02. DBF (04.14)

03. Time To Waste It (08.19)

04. Lilac (09.24)

05. Moulded Life (04.55)

06. Cells & Bells (07.41)

Artwork: Brian Eno

Design: Nick Robertson


July 1, 2014

CD in digipack with 16 page booklet

Digital (WARPCDD255)

July 1, 2014

Includes “Slow Down, Sit Down & Breathe”


August 26, 2014

2LP in gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves and download code

A. 1 Return (9:00)

A. 2 Slow Down, Sit Down & Breathe (3:07)

B.1 Lilac (9:24)

B.2 Moulded Life (4:55)

C. 1 DBF (4:14)

C. 2 Time To Waste It (8:19)

D.1 On A Grey Day (5:43)

D.2.Cells And Bells (7:41)

High Life is released on CD, Digital and Double Gatefold LP formats. Preorder the album now at Bleep, iTunes, Enoshop or Underworldlive and get DBF Instantly.

The album is hot off the press, and due to vinyl production timelines the LP format will be released on August 26, 2014. Preorder the Vinyl at Bleep, Enoshop or Underworldlive and you will have access to the digital version from July 1.