Published Sep 15, 2009Long-running British dance duo Underworld have announced that they're hard at work on some new tracks, their first since 2007's Oblivion With Bells. Better yet, they've said that they have nearly three albums' worth of material, much of which was produced by studio legend Brian Eno.
In an interview with BBC 6music, head honcho Karl Hyde said, "Right now we don't want to think about being tied down to an album. Somehow that seems like such an old-fashioned concept. There's more energy in making tracks, and putting tracks out, and then reacting to that, and then moving on to the next track. There seems to us a feeling of how we used to put twelve-inch singles out."
While no details on the releases have been sketched out, their love of this new track-centered model suggests we could be hearing this new material much sooner than if we were waiting for a full album to surface.
Also, those Eno sessions are apparently going smoothly. "We actually managed to get into the studio this week and a little bit last week too, which is unbelievable," Hyde said. "It's a miracle. Normally bits of our kit are strewn all over the world, or we've got enough time to get back, unpack a case, scratch and then get back on a plane again."