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- Posted on Jun 15th 2010 12:00PM by Mike Ayers
That said, it sounds like Eno's work with the group on 'Viva' has made a lasting impression. Even though the famed producer isn't hovering over the group, they asked him to come up with a 10 commandments of recording -- an unknown list of reminders that they've taped to their studio wall.
With that in mind, Coldplay promise that the songs aren't necessarily done yet, but are close to completion and, more importantly, they're "killer." They go on to describe their current songwriting methodology as existing in two phases. The first is what Eno describes as the "screwdriver work," where the group deliberates over the "perfect arrangement."
The second phase is what they're calling the "happy accidents" phase. "Sometimes, the thing that ignites a tune appears to come completely out of nowhere -- and you'd need to do a lot of retracing of steps just to work out exactly who triggered it," says the blog post. "It could be as simple as someone playing a part with the wrong sound in error, or it could be Will noodling distractedly on his drum machine and Chris jumping on it and putting it under the verse of a song from another day."
While there's no set timeframe as to when we'll see these new, killer tunes, it appears 2011 is a safe bet. In the meantime, Billboard reports that the band has opened up their entire catalog to the hit show 'Glee,' so we a Coldplay-themed episode that not-so-mysteriously appears around the same time a new record wouldn't be too much of a surprise.