A Very Silent Way is Ep. 1, Pt. 5 of Underworld’s DRIFT Series. The track improvised in collaboration with The Necks soundtracks a film by tomato’s Simon Taylor using film and stills shot during a two-day recording session at AIR Lyndhurst Hall earlier this year.
“Karl and I spent two glorious days with The Necks at AIR studios in London exploring long improvisations based on our music for Drift and I had the time of my life with these incredibly talented, beautiful people. This initial release represents just a small part of that body of work.” – Rick
DRIFT started as a journey with no fixed destination; an experiment and a very public investigation of new working processes by Underworld. On that journey, Karl and Rick stopped at a pig shed in Essex; Rockingham Speedway; a hotel room in Reykjavik; AIR studios and a series of tiny club shows in Amsterdam, Manchester and London. Each of those stop off points helped influence the creation of DRIFT Episode 1 parts 1 to 5…
Now presented via all major streaming/download platforms, DRIFT Episode 1: DUST features extended and developed versions of each of the Thursday releases, including collaborations with DJ and Producer Ø [Phase], Australian experimental impro-trance band The Necks and a piece made to reflect the ongoing work of the award-winning Manchester Street Poem project.
Tomato’s Simon Taylor has brought together the series of films into a resolve of Episode 1…
The second episode of DRIFT begins in January 2019
Sven Väth - Harlequin (The Beauty & The Beast) (Underworld Remix)
Underworld - Cowgirl (Winjer Remix by Underworld)
Underworld - Little Speaker
Saint Etienne - Cool Kids Of Death (Underworld Version)
Underworld - Confusion The Waitress
Front 242 - Happiness (Underworld Dance Remix)
Dreadzone - Zion Youth (Underworld Remix)
A collection of rough work in progress material featuring Karl’s guitar. The recordings are raw and partly inspired by American lo-fi alternative rock, the high desert around Coachella and one of Karl’s road trips across the Texas flat lands.
These tracks are part of Underworld’s writing process and were never intended for release but over the years they’ve become part of the late night soundtrack for the live crew on the tour bus going from gig to gig and country to country.
“An unreleased track from the River Run, some recent new material and a couple of versions you might not have heard before….”
1. Underworld - Eventually But
2. Underworld & Iggy Pop - I’ll See Big
3. Underworld - Brilliant Yes That Would Be
4. Underworld - TT%20KR26k12
5. Manic Street Preachers - Williams Last Words (Underworld remix)