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Eno • Hyde - High Life album cover

Eno • HydeHigh Life

Label:Warp Records – WARPLP255, Opal Records – WARPLP255
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK, Europe & US
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Synth-pop

Tracklist

A1Return
Groovebox [CDJ Groove], Guitar, Bass Guitar, Voice [Backing Voices]KH*
Voice [Backing Voice]Marianna Champion
Voice, Lyrics By [Lyric], Synth [All Synths], Voice [Backing Voices]BE*
9:00
A2Slow Down, Sit Down And Breathe
Loops [Rhythm Track], Clavinet [Clav], Synth, VoiceBE*
Voice, Guitar, Lyrics By [Lyric]KH*
3:04
B1Lilac
Groovebox [CDJ Groove], Voice, Voice [Backing Voice], Synthesizer [Cyclical Synthesisers]BE*
Guitar [Flick Guitar], Guitar [Rolling Guitar], Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Voice [Backing Voice]KH*
Lyrics By [Lyric]Rick Holland
Percussion [Live Electronic Percussion], Voice [Backing Voice]FG*
9:24
B2Moulded Life
Groovebox [CDJ Groove], Guitar [Guitar Slicing], Guitar [Horse Guitar]BE*
Guitar [Orchestral Guitar]LA*
Rhythm GuitarKH*
Synth [Bass Synth]FG*
4:55
C1DBF
Bass GuitarLA*
Groovebox [CDJ Groove], Effects [Slicing And Treatments], Guitar [Guitar Slicing], Organ [Distorsion Organ]BE*
Guitar [Spike Guitar]KH*
Keyboards [Keyboard], Percussion [Electric Percussion]FG*
4:14
C2Time To Waste It
Drums [Gregor Macmillian Drums]FG*
Groovebox [CDJ Groove And Slicing], Organ [Distorsion Organ], Voice [Backing Voice]BE*
Guitar [Spike Guitar], Voice [Backing Voice]KH*
Guitar, Guitar [Howling Horn Guitar]LA*
8:19
D1On A Grey Day
GuitarLeo Abrahams
Percussion [Electronic Percussion]FG*
Vocals, Lyrics By [Lyrics]KH*
Voice [Backing Voices], Effects [Twitter Click & Processing], Effects [Atmospheres]BE*
5:43
D2Cells & Bells
Effects [Deep Reverb Atmospheres], Keyboards [Lead Keyboard]FG*
Guitar [Deep Reverb Guitar]LA*
Loops [CDJ Slow Guitar Loop], Voice [Backing Voice]KH*
Lyrics By [Lyric]Rick Holland
Voice, Effects [Track Treatment]BE*
7:41
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Notes

Comes with a download code, but download does not include track D1, On A Grey Day.
Both tracks D1 and A2, Slow Down, Sit Down And Breathe, do not appear on CD release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 801061025519
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): BE54768-01 A1 THE SOUNDMASTERS V1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BE54768-01 B1 V=
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): BE54768-02 C1 THE SOUNMASTERS V=
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): BE54768-02 D1 V=
  • Label Code: LC 02070

Other Versions (5 of 14)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
High Life (CD, Album, Magnet)Beat Records, Warp Records, Opal RecordsBRC-427Japan2014
New Submission
High Life (CD, Album, XL T-shirt, Magnet)Beat Records, Warp Records, Opal RecordsBRC-427TXLJapan2014
New Submission
High Life (CD, Album, L T-shirt, Magnet)Beat Records, Warp Records, Opal RecordsBRC-427TLJapan2014
New Submission
High Life (CD, Album, M T-shirt, Magnet)Beat Records, Warp Records, Opal RecordsBRC-427TMJapan2014
New Submission
High Life (CD, Album, S T-shirt, Magnet)Beat Records, Warp Records, Opal RecordsBRC-427TSJapan2014

Reviews

wordswords's avatar
wordswords
A challenging record.. I usually don't really like a lot of Brian Eno stuff but this is interesting. It uses guitar-based loops in a similar way that Underworld use electronic loops with Hyde doing his thing over the top. Not all tracks feature Hyde singing which is a bit of a shame but there really are some interesting moments when he does.
JAMOOL's avatar
JAMOOL
Track D1, "On a Grey Day", has a few loud pops about a minute in. It's unfortunate because it's a quiet track, plus it's the vinyl exclusive. Looking around online it appears this was actually a manufacturing error so I would guess all the copies have it.

As for the album itself...as many have noted, it's might be the best Eno LP since Before and After Science. Really cool guitar-led funk, kinda like a weirdo Talking Heads. Not as song based as the other Eno/Hyde album, a lot of of it is mostly jamming on certain loops. Arguably for a bit too long, all the 9+ minute tracks have these stretches where nothing really happens, but the music is so cool it's hard to dock it for that. Still, you get the sense this was assembled fairly quickly.

By the way, is that really Karl Hyde singing on "Time To Waste It"? It sounds like Dolly Parton!