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LISTEN: New Four Tet
Rory Gibb , August 3rd, 2011 06:28

'Locked Text011' online now

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Kieran Hebden’s been on an impressive run of form recently, which interestingly seems to be mirroring the sudden spike in success of friend/occasional collaborator Dan Snaith (the man more commonly known as Caribou).

Far from the pastoral, actually-often-quite-listless electronica of Rounds and Everything Ecstatic, his recent Four Tet music has apparently been inspired by his frequent DJ appearances and residency at London’s temple of all things bass-heavy Plastic People. That’s particularly obvious in his upcoming Fabriclive CD, where his own tracks manage to sound completely coherent when mixed with two-step, house and even grime.

Hebden has just made his next single, ‘Locked’, available to stream on Soundcloud. It’s due for release on his own Text label (which also put out his sold-out-instantly Burial and Thom Yorke collaborations) in September, and also appears as a late highlight in his Fabriclive mix.

It’s a typically slow-burning number, with the usual Hebden-isms present and correct, in particular jazzy brushed drums and slightly folky music box melodies. It might not clear a dancefloor, but it’d certainly slow it down a bit.

Locked (TEXT011) by Four Tet

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