Underworld ‎– Underworld EPK - August 2002

Junior Boy's Own ‎– none
CDr, Promo


1 And how would you best sum up Underworld at the moment? 0:16
2 The album sounds incredibly positive, does that accurately reflect where you two are coming from at the moment? 0:22
3 The album's still quite having it, are you surprised that people are surprised about that? And did you mean for it to still make sense in a kind of sexy sweaty nightclub? 0:50
4 Do you still feel connected with that world? 0:17
5 OK, there's kinda a really child like feel to the album title "A Hundred Days Off" sounds like the kinda thing a six year old might say. 0:16
6 Has Underworld got a fixation with extreme youth because your last studio album was called "Second Toughest In The Infants" after all? 0:34
7 The cover image is almost like the scream made from a kid's party ballon, would you agree? 0:34
8 Kinda moving onto the music there, you know there's all kinds of sounds on the album, the sorts of beats and harmonics you'd expect, but it also sounds like you're drawing from a kind of, a wider musical palate than you have in the past. Is that the case? 0:51
9 What kind of things were you going out and buying? What where you doing? 0:44
10 I mean that, those kind of influences come across really strongly on "Dinosaur Adventure", which I believe is the next single, erm, you know tell me about that track. 0:35
11 And then, sort of moving on to other tracks the samples on "Two Months Off" and "Little Speaker" is from Juanita, the women immoralised in "Juanita", who is she and how did she go from inspiration to vocalist? 0:41
12 Kind of appreciate that your lyrics aren't necessarily about things in the same way that something like "Radiohead" lyrics are about things, erm, but what kind of, what kinf of y'know themes or kind feelings would you particularly want to get across with these lyrics? 0:50
13 So if, er, "Dubnobass" was a four o'clock in the morning record and "Beaucoup Fish" and "Second Thoughest" were kind of like early evening night time records, is this kind of like, is this like a mid-day record, is this a morning record? 0:13
14 What did you really, what did you want to achieve musically when you set out with it? 0:36
15 How's the dynamic different as a two piece rather than a trio? 0:41
16 Do you keep in touch with Darren? 0:18
17 And so how, how have you found the kind of erm process of emerging from your sort of studio cocoon into the sort of bright lights of being in stage in front of thousands of people? 0:21
18 I mean you've just come back from a Japanese tour, what was kind of, what was that like, what kind reception did you get? 0:41
19 What was, what was kind of your best moment on that tour? 0:55
20 What, what can we expect from your UK shows? 0:28
21 Are you still kind of playing everything live on, live on stage? 0:25
22 Funnily, you know, because your careers spanned sort of three different kind of well, spanned a long period of time, you know you could almost say that dance music's been a phase in Underworld's career rather than the other way around. 0:27
23 What's happening next? What are your, what's coming up in Underworld? 0:39
24 Untitled 0:05


Interview with Karl Hyde to promote the <I>Two Months Off</I>-album