Four Tet live on KEXP

Almost three months after its release, Kieran Hebden’s There Is Love In You is one of those albums that’s still heavily on rotation on my iPod. Here are three videos of Four Tet performing selected tracks from that album live on Seattle’s KEXP radio.

For those that don’t know, the first track goes by the name of “Angel Echoes”, the second one is the current single “Sing”, which was remixed by Floating Points and Mosca. Track number three is another favourite of mine, a tribute to London’s “Plastic People” club.

Four Tet – There Is Love In You

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There hasn’t been an album review in a while and Kieran Hebdan’s new Four Tet LP makes a brilliant first candidate in 2010.

Well, I may not have been the #1 Four Tet fan in the past, but I didn’t ignore his music either. His latest,  called “There Is Love In You”, made quite an impression on me and I take it that testing out his tracks at London’s Plastic People club had quite an impact on Kieran – it’s made for the dancefloor. With the Ringer album being the first taking a different approach, away from hip-hop beats towards house and minimal, his latest work fuses the straight beats with some former Four Tet signatures: the great sense for samples, the live drums and the overall analogue feeling.01. Angel Echoes
02. Love Cry
03. Circling
04. Pablo’s Heart
05. Sing
06. This Unfolds
07. Reversing
08. Plastic People
09. She Just Likes to Fight

The album opens with “Angel Echoes”, a track hinting some resemblance to Matthew Herbert’s Bodily Functions era, though the use of vocals is rather minimal. It builds up a nice basis for the next track, the brilliant first single “Love Cry”. If you have slept on this banger before, imagine the rolling drums in Bugz in the Attic’s “Sound Like” (or The Nervous Track!) with vocals from a Joy Orbison track on top. Incidently, Joy Orbison has remixed this track before. Similar tracks are my two favourites “Sing”, which supposedly just got remixed from Floating Points, and “Plastic People,” a tribute to the club in London.

There is also a different, much calmer side to the album. “This Unfolds” or “Circling” pick up the mood of a Neu! or Harmonia album, while “Reversing” sounds like a tune dreamed up by Brian Eno. Lastly, there is a hidden track with somewhat folky vocals – it feels a bit out of place and is the only track I dislike on the otherwise brilliant album.

You can already buy “There Is Love In You” on CD, digital and 2-LP (+free download code). According to the Bleep website, the vinyl release is limited to only 500 pieces. However, it’s not clear if only Bleep has limited quantities or if there are really that few copies available.

Four Tet – There Is Love In You

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The fifth longplayer from Kieran Hebden will be out on January 25 and goes by the name of There Is Love In You. It was preceded by the brilliant Love Cry single last November and followed by another 12-inch with remixes from Joy Orbison and Roska. Have a look at the tracklist and then I’ll have some real news for you.01. Angel Echoes
02. Love Cry
03. Circling
04. Pablo’s Heart
05. Sing
06. This Unfolds
07. Reversing
08. Plastic People
09. She Just Likes to Fight

As of yesterday, you can listen to a 47-minutes preview with all tracks from the album. Just check stream below or visit the Four Tet SoundCloud page.

If you like it, you might want to pre-order the the album from the label. Or maybe give that Four Tet mixtape another play.

Jan 19, 2010 You can pre-order a copy of the album from the Bleep store. They also mention the vinyl is limited to only 500 copies!