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Underworld - Drift

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So it appears Underworld are releasing a series of digital-only weekly singles. The first, 'Another Silent Way', is labelled (Film Edit), which suggests we may be getting a 'proper' release of these later on. Meanwhile, this is a fucking banger, UW do acid for the first time in 25 years.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYgY6ou-xTk

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Looks like they reuploaded it.  When I tried the video earlier it said it wasn't authorized for viewing in the US, so maybe they had to reupload it.

 

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Yes just got this email pretty fucking intrigued based on this first release.

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Yeah pretty intrigued myself, trailer sounds really nice. And the first track of course.

Edited by Bulk VanderHooj

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Wasn't a fan really of Barking, but Barbara Barbara got me back into Underworld and I really, really like the Eno/Hyde releases... So this has me piqued.

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Great concept. Looks like a live tour to accompany - club shows! Yes m8

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Well colour me interested. Sounds like a return to form (by which I mean a return to the 90s, thus ticking all the right nostalgia boxes)

 

Yeah I've quite liked the eno/hyde stuff but apart from that I've been out of the loop since they did Barking (which was ok but not incredible)

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Edgeland was a great solo album by Hyde. 

 

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Well colour me interested. Sounds like a return to form (by which I mean a return to the 90s, thus ticking all the right nostalgia boxes)

 

Yeah I've quite liked the eno/hyde stuff but apart from that I've been out of the loop since they did Barking (which was ok but not incredible)

I think Barbara Barbara is worth a listen? https://www.discogs.com/Underworld-Barbara-Barbara-We-Face-A-Shining-Future-/master/973131

 

There are a few tracks on there I thought were ace. I mean, it's not Beaucoup Fish or anything but I didn't regret spending my money on it. heh

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Barking was pretty poor - the demos without outside producers are far better than the final mixes, but even some of them are underwhelming by UW standards - but the stuff since then has been worthwhile. I love Karl's solo album, even if it got a muted response from a lot of fans, and Barbara Barbara is wonderful, if annoyingly short. But the material is great, a mix of fairly classic Underworld and some new sounds for them. The Drift trailer seems to be taking that approach too: '90s Underworld bangers with unexpected vocal harmonies and weird noises and stuff.

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I enjoyed Barking, full of guilty pleasures. Agreed that some of the earlier versions played live were better though. Downpipe should have made it onto the album, belting tune from that era.

 

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Another banging acid techno track, great stuff! Enjoyed the video too.

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Finally got around to parts two and three.

Part two: fucking banger. Makes me want to drop acid and flail around like a madman.

Part three: clearly that phase of a trip where you’re all “introspective and deep”. But a lovely piece of art.

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Nice, now THIS is the Underworld I fell in love with 20ish years ago. 

 

Spot on IMO.

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3rd video is more like I expected from them - arty poetic stuff.  Which I approve of - but also love the club bangers :emotawesomepm9:

 

I just heartily gush over Underworld

 

First time I ever saw Underworld was here:-

 

 

Shame the rest of the set is not online, they played 90 minutes and it was pure bangers for a very up for it young crowd.

The venue was in a disused quarry with little in the way of sound restrictions

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3rd video is more like I expected from them - arty poetic stuff.  Which I approve of - but also love the club bangers :emotawesomepm9:

 

Yeah, this is what makes them so great. Can't think of many dance acts who do the arty ambient experimental stuff so well without it ever interfering with how well their club tracks are.

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Woha thanks for the old footage, wish I was around that time. Banging new singles!

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This has far exceeded my expectations

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Ep 2, Appleshine out today. This is very very tasty.

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Appleshine is beautifully Underworld

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Best of theirs since Barbara.

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EP1 was exellent hard-driving stuff (then that very chilled Necks track). Wonder if this one will be more chilled.

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“Threat of Rain” out today. Chilled this is not.

 

15 minute techno banger.

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