"Drift is an ongoing experiment that will regularly publish new Underworld material – music, film, stories, etc – right here on underworldlive.com. The Drift series is an epic year-long road trip by the band in collaboration with Tomato and friends old and new from playwrights to DJs in jazz and techno to painters and poets.
Further elements of Drift Episode1 will be released weekly every Thursday"
Underworld feat. Matthew Trevannion - Low Between Zebras
Low Between Zebras (featuring the voice of Matthew Trevannion), is Episode 1 Part 3 of Underworld’s DRIFT Series. The film, by Underworld and Mollie Gallagher, draws inspiration from stories gathered through the Manchester Street Poem project in 2017 and its release coincides with Rick & Karl’s participation in a new MSP installation at the International Arts & Homelessness Festival taking place in Manchester this week.
“The original brief for the film was inspired by a story I heard from a lady who had begged on the street and how she had watched the world every day from low down to the ground. How legs & feet moving around & past her, always ‘going somewhere’, reinforced her own feelings of going nowhere.” Karl Hyde
Low Between Zebras is Underworld for the other small hours – for those quiet times when the dawn breaks and the road seems endlessly inviting.
Arriving on a minimalist electronic glide, Universe of Can When Back builds from a restless lyrical drift to a hypnotic call to action that’s ushered in over unexpected sparks of unhinged saxophone (played by Lewis Evans).
The new film that accompanies it, by tomato’s Simon Taylor, uses clips of Karl Hyde writing furiously in his daily process of gathering words for Underworld, mixed with images shot while on a road trip in Tokyo.