After politely declining interview offers around the release of the first Eno • Hyde album 'Someday World', Brian Eno and Karl Hyde elected to invite journalists to observe and sometimes participate in the continuation of the creative process. These sessions went on to form the abum 'High Life' which was released just 8 weeks after 'Someday World'. Both albums are available to stream on Spotify, Deezer & Rdio.
Many of the musicians that recorded on the two albums, also joined Brian Eno and Karl Hyde for performances on BBC 6 Music and Later... with Jools Holland which can be watched again via YouTube below alongside the video for 'Lilac' taken from the Eno • Hyde iOS app. The app was initially released in May with the song 'Strip It Down' and based on one of the rules for the creative process emplyed in the creative process of the album - "...build cities on hills".
"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."
The app is available to download for free on the App Store and updated with the song 'Lilac'. An iOS device can be used to watch and explore as new ‘outsider architecture’ metropolises spring into life around their vinyl copy of the album.
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