Psychic Temple, led by band/cult leader Chris Schlarb and featuring Mike Watt (Minutemen), Sheridan Riley (Avi Buffalo), Paul Masvidal (Cynic, Death), jazz trumpeter Kris Tiner and more, has reimagined Brian Eno’s 1979 ambient landmark Music For Airports. Due out April 29th via Joyful Noise Recordings, the group’s own version of “Music for Airports 1/1” was recorded in one afternoon, live in the studio without headphones, overdubs, edits or effects. It’s currently available for pre-order.
Schlarb used a custom light box to conduct the 11-piece ensemble in the studio, and you can see the system at work in a special behind-the-scenes video from the recording session. The album’s flip side features the fiery original “Music for Bus Stops,” conceived as a working class commentary on Eno’s preferred method of transportation.
From Greg Burk’s liner notes: “Psychic Temple approaches Airports from a fresh angle, rescuing it from its ‘dark, boring fate’ of becoming a museum piece to be analyzed by select musicians inside expensive concert halls. Where Eno’s distant, static masterpiece doesn’t seem to fit the real-life chaos of what goes on in an airport, Psychic Temple’s version adds a human touch and a dose of reality, showing that we’re all in it together, we can make room for one another, and we’re calm.”
An unreleased, alternate take of “Music For Airports 1/1” is featured as a bonus download track on the digital edition of the release. Οut April 29th via Joyful Noise Recordings.
‘Chain’ is the 2nd single to be taken from producer and guitarist Leo Abrahams forthcoming album, ‘Daylight’ (out this November) and features vocals from his frequent studio sparring partner, and one of the godfathers of electronic music, Brian Eno.
One of the album’s many highlights, ‘Chain’ sees Eno’s cut-up vocals collide with Abraham’s intricate guitar playing, ricocheting rhythms and fractured electronics. It’s pop music, just not as you know it.
“The sound of Brian’s stacked vocals is, for me, one of the greatest sounds in music history,” explains Abrahams. “On ‘Chain’ I originally sang all the vocals myself, but as a result of some unconscious plagiarism people started saying it reminded them of Brian! So I asked him to do it, and the end result is both of us singing together. He is very generous with his time and, luckily for me, loves to sing.”
Accompanying the original is a remix from acclaimed Canadian producer CFCF who turns in a beatific Ambient Techno reworking, a surprisingly propulsive beat underpinning the track’s gauzy synths and sounds.
Released October 2nd on Lo Recordings.
Having previously experimented with everything from folk and art-rock to modern classical and electronica, and worked with everyone from Roxy Music to Pulp, Abrahams’ new album sees the Londoner bring his myriad influences together to produce music as inspirational as it is unclassifiable.
Brian Eno and Underworld co-founder Karl Hyde forthcoming collaborative album, Someday World, is set to be released next month on Warp. We’ve already heard "Satellites", the record’s opening cut, and now the duo have unveiled the second track from Someday World, "Daddy’s Car." Stream it below. Learn more and preorder the album from http://enohyde.com.
Brian Eno and Underworld’s Karl Hyde have released "The Satellites," the first taste of their collaborative album, Someday World, out May 6 on Warp. The song was composed and sung by both Eno and Hyde.
The track also features a number of guest collaborators, including Eno’s old Roxy Music cohort Andy Mackay, the ambient legend’s daughter Darla, Georgia Gibson, John Reynolds and producer Fred Gibson.
Download ‘The Satellites’ instantly with pre-order on Bleep, iTunes, Underworld Live, and Enoshop: http://enohyde.com