High Life (Eno and Hyde album)

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High Life
High Life (Front Cover).png
Studio album by
EnoHyde
Released30 June 2014 (2014-06-30)
GenreArt rock, experimental rock
Length43:33
LabelWarp
ProducerBrian Eno, FRED
Brian Eno chronology
Someday World
(2014)
High Life
(2014)
The Ship
(2016)
Karl Hyde chronology
Someday World
(2014)
High Life
(2014)
Singles from High Life
  1. "DBF"
    Released: 28 May 2014
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic67/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[3]
Clash7/10[4]
The Daily Telegraph2/5 stars[5]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[6]
NOW Magazine4/5 stars[7]
The Observer3/5 stars[8]
Paste Magazine8.4/10[9]
Pitchfork8.5/10[10]
Spin7/10[11]

High Life is the second collaboration between Brian Eno and Karl Hyde, of British electronic group Underworld. The album follows Someday World and was released on 30 June 2014.[12]

Background[edit]

The album is Eno's sixth for Warp, and was recorded following the announcement of his first collaboration with Karl Hyde. Eno was quoted saying, "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."[13]

The album was released on 30 June 2014 (1 July in North America) on CD and digitally with a vinyl copy which features two additional tracks, "Slow Down, Sit Down & Breathe" (also on the digital edition) and "On a Grey Day".[14]

Track listing[edit]

CD version
No.TitleLength
1."Return"9:00
2."DBF"4:14
3."Time to Waste It"8:19
4."Lilac"9:24
5."Moulded Life"4:55
6."Cells & Bells"7:41
Digital version
No.TitleLength
1."Return"9:00
2."DBF"4:14
3."Time to Waste It"8:19
4."Lilac"9:24
5."Moulded Life"4:55
6."Slow Down, Sit Down & Breathe"3:07
7."Cells & Bells"7:41
Vinyl version
No.TitleLength
1."Return"9:00
2."Slow Down, Sit Down & Breathe"3:07
3."Lilac"9:24
4."Moulded Life"4:55
5."DBF"4:14
6."Time to Waste It"8:19
7."On a Grey Day"5:43
8."Cells & Bells"7:41

Personnel[edit]

  • Brian Eno – vocals, synthesizers, treatments, guitars, organ, background vocals
  • Karl Hyde – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, background vocals
  • Fred Gibson – keyboards, drums, percussions, background vocals
  • Leo Abrahams – guitar, bass guitar
  • Marianna Champion – background vocals
  • Rick Holland - lyrics

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 107
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 142
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[17] 94
UK Albums (OCC)[18] 94
US Billboard 200[19] 194
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[20] 7
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[21] 31
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[22] 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Album review". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Album review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  3. ^ Kot, Greg. "Album Review". Chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Eno · Hyde - High Life". Clash. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  5. ^ McCormick, Neil (4 July 2014). "Album review". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  6. ^ Roberts, Randall (30 June 2014). "Album review". latimes.com. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Brian Eno & Karl Hyde". NOW Magazine. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  8. ^ Empire, Kitty (29 June 2014). "Album review". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  9. ^ Ham, Robert (1 July 2014). "Album review". Pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  10. ^ Richardson, Mark (2 July 2014). "Album review". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  11. ^ Walters, Barry (1 July 2014). "Album review". Spin.com. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  12. ^ Henry, Dusty. "Brian Eno and Karl Hyde announce new album, High Life, stream "DBF"". Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  13. ^ Minsker, Evan. "Brian Eno and Underworld's Karl Hyde to Release Another New Album, High Life, Share "DBF"". Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  14. ^ "Announcing new album 'High Life', listen to new track 'DBF'". Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  15. ^ "ultratop.be - Eno • Hyde - High Life". Ultratop. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  16. ^ "ultratop.be - Eno • Hyde - High Life". Ultratop. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  17. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  18. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  19. ^ "Brian Eno Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  20. ^ "Brian Eno Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  21. ^ "Brian Eno Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  22. ^ "Brian Eno Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 June 2015.

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