Underworld's Karl Hyde Details 'Oblivion'

WRITTEN BY
SPIN Staff

For their first studio effort in over five years, Oblivion with Bells, due Oct. 16, Karl Hyde, a.k.a. one half of seminal Brit electronic duo Underworld,has emerged to detail their forthcoming effort, one in which both Hydeand Rick Smith employed a fresh perspective and work ethic. "Rick[Smith] started this thing which he called 'Hotel Room Mode'... we wouldwrite and record music then swap laptops... that's how it started," Hydetells SPIN.com of the album's inception. Later, the seasoned musicianreveals their sessions at Abbey Road Studios, in which the "esotericUnderworld" surfaces, divulges projects the two knob twiddlers haveundertaken since 2002's A Hundred Days Off, and discusses thegravity of his musical partnership with Smith: "Rick, to me, is themost inspiring musician I've ever worked with."

Now Watch This:

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 J. Cole — Be Free " 04:01
  • 2 Captain Murphy — Cosplay " 02:41
  • 3 Charli XCX — Break the Rules " 03:24
  • 4 Eve — The Beat Is So Crazy (featuring Madonna) " 04:00
  • 5 Roger Sellers — Waves " 06:30
  • 6 Dorian Concept — Ann River, Mn " 04:08

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA