Music innovator, ambient inventor and ingenious Roxy-Music-Moog dilettante Brian Eno is working together with Karl Hyde, guitarist of the electronica band Underworld. They had already performed together at the "Pure Scenius Project" and had recorded a track together with "Beebop Hurry" on the Underworld album "Collection". Now there is a complete album (the special edition with four more tracks). Enos' work on polyrhythmic musical textures is still clearly echoed in the songs. The opener "Satellites" sounds like a crazy mixture of Talking Heads and Underworld: "Remain In Light" meets "Born Slippy". The horn-driven "Daddy's Car" offers the same nervous beat as neurotic talking heads, but is more electronic. The tricky "A Man Wakes Up" combines Belew's King Crimson fiddling with world music pop. The single "Strip It Down" lets the repetitive rhythmic structures à la Minimal Music run free. And "Mother Of A Dog" could almost come from Peter Gabriel. Avant-garde and noble pop at the highest level are fertilized here.
Top Track: The Satellites