Coldplay have declared that producer Brian Eno was almost one of the band as they created new album Mylo Xyloto.
The group, who have just announced today (12 August) that they will release their fifth studio album on October 24, worked with Markus Dravs, Dan Green and Rik Simpson on the record's production along with the former Roxy Music man, though drummer Will Champion singled out Eno's contribution.
"For this album Brian's more of a collaborative writer than a producer," he told Q. "He was with us more in the early stages when the songs were being created, though his influence is everywhere."
Champion added: "He's omnipresent, even when he's not in the building he leaves his aura around for inspiration. Brian is a great sewer of seeds whereas Markus us the farmer. He has amazing powers of concentration, way beyond ours."
Oh and in case you're wondering, apparently the album title is pronounced "my-lo zy-letoe", so there you go.
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12:45 PM | 12/08/2011
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