Karl Hyde

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Karl Hyde
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Karl Hyde in 2016
Background information
Birth nameKarl Hyde
Born (1957-05-10) 10 May 1957 (age 61)[1][2]
OriginBewdley, Worcestershire, England[3]
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician
Instruments
Years active1980–present
Associated acts
Websitewww.karlhyde.com

Karl Hyde (born 10 May 1957) is an English musician and artist. He is a founding member of English electronic group Underworld. Hyde has also released a solo album, made albums with Brian Eno and Matthew Herbert, and contributed towards the score for the London 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony alongside Rick Smith.[4]

He is a founding member of the multi-discipline design and film collective Tomato and has published several books.

Career[edit]

Hyde moved to Cardiff in the late 1970s to study at Cardiff College of Art. There he formed the new wave-synthpop band Freur in 1982 with Rick Smith and Alfie Thomas.[5] The band released two albums, Doot-Doot and Get Us out of Here, before relocating to Essex, and renaming themselves Underworld. They have continued to make music since.[5]

He contributed towards the score for the London 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony, alongside Underworld's Rick Smith who was the ceremony's Musical Director.[4]

In January 2013, Hyde announced the release date for his debut solo album, Edgeland.[6][7] It was released worldwide on 22 April that year[8] through Universal. It was co-produced by Leo Abrahams.[9]

In 2014, Hyde collaborated with English musician and record producer Brian Eno on the album Someday World, which was released on Warp.[10] The first single from this album, "The Satellites", was released in March 2014.[11] Within weeks of the album's release, it was announced that a second album, High Life, would be released on 30 June (1 July in North America),[12] also through Warp.

Discography[edit]

With The Screen Gemz[edit]

  • I Just Can't Stand Cars / Teenage Teenage (7" Single, 1979)

With Freur[edit]

With Underworld[edit]

Solo album by Hyde[edit]

Singles by Hyde[edit]

  • "Cut Clouds" (Universal, 2013)
  • "The Boy with the Jigsaw Puzzle Fingers" (Universal, 2013)

Albums with others[edit]

Publications[edit]

Publication by Hyde[edit]

  • I Am Dogboy: The Underworld Diaries. London: Faber and Faber, 2016. ISBN 978-0571328659. Contains diary entries, autobiographical writing, photographs and abstract poetry.

Publications paired with John Warwicker[edit]

  • Mmm ... Skyscraper I Love You: a Typographic Journal of New York. London: Booth-Clibborn, 2002. ISBN 978-1873968581.
  • In the Belly of Saint Paul. Underworld Print, 2003. ISBN 978-0954613105.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeffries, David. "Karl Hyde Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  2. ^ Montgomery, Hugh (23 October 2011). "How We Met: Rick Smith & Karl Hyde". London: The Independent. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  3. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jun/07/karl-hyde-its-interesting-how-ones-moral-compass-can-shift-when-you-become-a-parent
  4. ^ a b https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/underworld-named-music-directors-of-2012-olympics-20111208
  5. ^ a b "Freur". WalesMusic. BBC Wales. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Underworld's Karl Hyde announces solo album Edgeland: stream the first track inside". FACT Magazine. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  7. ^ Unterberger, Andrew The SPIN Interview: Underworld SPIN. 15 March 2016
  8. ^ "Karl Hyde to release first solo album". Chaos Control. 2013. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  9. ^ Geslani, Michelle (24 January 2013). "Underworld's Karl Hyde announces solo debut album, Edgeland". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  10. ^ Blistein, Jon (4 March 2014). "Brian Eno and Underworld's Karl Hyde Launch 'The Satellites'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  11. ^ Minsker, Evan (4 March 2014). "Listen: Brian Eno and Underworld's Karl Hyde: "The Satellites"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  12. ^ Henry, Dusty. "Brian Eno and Karl Hyde announce new album, High Life, stream "DBF"". Retrieved 29 May 2014.

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