Formed 1987.

UK electronic music group

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Karl Hyde - Interview

Karl Hyde of Underworld is the guest on Music That Made Me.

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Underworld are a British electronic group formed in 1980 in Cardiff and the principal name under which musicians Karl Hyde and Rick Smith have recorded together. Darren Price has toured with the band since 2005, after the departure of Darren Emerson in 2000. Known for visual style and dynamic live performances, Underworld have influenced a wide range of artists and been featured in soundtracks and scores for films, television, and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Their eighth studio album, Barking, was released on 13 September 2010.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Barking

    Barking 2010

    Reviewed by Sarah Bee
    The sound of musicians with nothing to prove and everything to give.
  2. Review of Oblivion With Bells

    Oblivion With Bells 2007

    Reviewed by Lou Thomas
    This fantastic album is easily among the best released this year.
  3. Review of A Hundred Days Off

    A Hundred Days Off 2002

    Reviewed by Andy Puleston
    Rick Smith and Karl Hyde reassert their credentials after a prolonged absence and the...
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