This past weekend Four Tet took over the radio waves at Rinse FM for a jarring eight hour broadcast (from 9:00pm through 5:00am), and as some may have expected that came with previously unreleased material. We haven’t made our way through the full broadcast quite yet, but the surprise that is sticking out like a sore thumb is Four Tet’s untitled collaboration with the ever-mysterious Burial. This isn’t the first time the producers have put their heads together, and if we’re all lucky it won’t be their last.Posted by
In a link first tweeted out yesterday, highly revered British producer Four Tet announced a series of details for his seventh studio album Beautiful Rewind, due out soon on his own Text Records. This is certainly not the first time he’s surprised fans as such on Twitter. It’ll be a simple release process, with no promotional or marketing trickery up his sleeve, and plenty of jabs to the Daft Punk or Kanye West mega-cycles of album hype as of late. He has also followed up with a full tracklisting (below) on his blog.
It’s always nice when an artist releases a free track or EP for a download, but it’s really an incredible thing when he or she is willing to give away an entire LP free of charge. Today, UK electronica producer Four Tet (Kieran Hebden), a man who has been making a more abstract form of electronic music for over a decade, uploaded the entirety of his most recent LP, 0181, to Soundcloud — with a free download. This is a grouping of compositions by Hedben from between the years of 1997 and 2001 — that means this is work that began up to two years before his debut release Dialogue in 1999. It’s basically in a mixtape format but, although the tracks do all flow together, it’s still easy to discern one piece from another. As is the case with much of his recent work, he integrates elements of hip hop, breakbeats, techno, grime, and jazz into his productions.