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i think it's in the shops tomorrow, so i will pick it up then. anyone heard anything from this? will it be money well spent? As good as manitoba? opinions, please.

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Thursday, 1 May 2003 07:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

omg WHAT? an album? more info now please!

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Thursday, 1 May 2003 07:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

it's called "rounds". i haven't heard any of it, so i can't go into much detail! NME and Uncut review it today if you want to read up on it.

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Thursday, 1 May 2003 07:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've only heard the single 'Rounds' which is pleasant enuff. I read an interview with him where he said that this was his first stab at creating completely stand-alone underivative music, so who knows what it'll sound like. he also said that during recording it he'd been listening mostly to early '90s hip hop - Pete Rock, Diamond D, Extra P etceterah.

i'm intrigued.

nebbesh (nebbesh), Thursday, 1 May 2003 07:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Tomorrow in Ireland, Monday over here. Called Rounds. Meant to be better than Pause. Which is going to be hard!

Expect it to be very good indeed; Pause is a fantastic album. He's more organic/acoustic than Manitoba, less frenetic than UIF and less jazz than Start Breaking My Heart, with more emphasis on melody and. The penultimate track on UIF is very Four Tet.

I have no doubt that this will a terrific album and I can't wait.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Thursday, 1 May 2003 07:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Excited!

Although I fear I'll have to wait til I get back to the UK, since Sydney record shops have become notorious round our house for their "Goldfrapp who?"-style knowledge.

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Thursday, 1 May 2003 08:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm quite excited about it, too.


Insight, moi?

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Thursday, 1 May 2003 09:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I have it, it's aces. But don't ask me to describe it in any detail because I am rub at writing about music

j0e (j0e), Thursday, 1 May 2003 09:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

apparently he's producing the next beth orton album, which is quite exciting

j0e (j0e), Thursday, 1 May 2003 09:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

No it isn't! :P

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Thursday, 1 May 2003 09:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

no IT IS

j0e (j0e), Thursday, 1 May 2003 09:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

etc etc

j0e (j0e), Thursday, 1 May 2003 09:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Had it for a month or so on Promo, and its fantastic, probably the best thing he's done, a progression of what he's done before rather than anything different. Its as good as the Manitoba, in fact those 2 albums will be in my top 50 come the end of the year along with the magic Soulo - Man, the Manipulator and Kopernic - Kopernic

Action Jackson, Thursday, 1 May 2003 10:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Had it a while too. If you like his stuff you'll really fall for this one, it's gorgeous. Better than Manitoba's Up In Flames in my view and that's really going some coz i luv that record, different to Pause but still just as beautiful... clever, clever fella

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Thursday, 1 May 2003 10:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It's very, very good. So is the new Prefuse 73, while you're spending money.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 1 May 2003 13:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Looks like I'll be buying the whole concert bill, then (P73, 4Tet, and Manitoba are playing select U.S. cities). (I only have Up in Flames so far.) (And now kicking myself for planning a trip the same weekend of that show.)

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 1 May 2003 14:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

he's not producing the beth orton album (i spoke to him an hour ago). he did some remixes for her and worked on a b-side and they might extend the collaboration. what you're hearing is pr types hyping more nonexistent marketing angles.

ben sterling (frozen in time), Thursday, 1 May 2003 16:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I interviewed Four Tet recently and he said he *is* producing
the new Beth Orton album. It's right here on my tape, I swear.

Da ve Segal, Thursday, 1 May 2003 19:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

New Four Tet album is luuuurvley. Some of the sounds have the same feel as the previous one, which makes me happy- I love the tones and general mood. There's one awful unlistenable track (a la No More Mosquitoes, though I can't remember the name of the new one) and the ending Slow Jam is kinda boring. My Angel Rocks Back and Forth is prime girlfriend-bait-mixtape material, though. Aces overall.

r. geary (rgeary), Thursday, 1 May 2003 20:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

[off-topic] j_o_e_b, does yr computer have a virus? i just got a superweird bit of spam offa you...150k email titled "Questionnaire" but seemingly containing...nothing. Just asking.

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Thursday, 1 May 2003 21:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

charlie, i've has some similar stuff (not from joeb).

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 1 May 2003 22:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

been listening to a few songs on this album all day and then... track eight - 'as serious as your life'! holy shit this rawks. much craze on the board lately with the manitoba's release and now new four tet. of the two, i've always been partial to four tet and pause & rounds are why. cannae wait tah see boef wif prefuse 73.

j.a.e., Friday, 2 May 2003 05:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

that prefuse73 reckid rocks! i was a doubter.

gaz (gaz), Friday, 2 May 2003 08:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...
Anyone heard the new Four Tet DJ Kicks cd?

todd (todd), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 13:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Just wondering because I can pick it up used, but know only a few tracks:

01. David Behrman - Leapday Night (Scene 1)
02. Syclops - Mom, The Video Broke
03. Curtis Mayfield - If I Were Only A Child Again
04. Heiner Stadler - Out-Rock
05. Gary Davis - The Professor's Here
06. Heldon - Les Soucoupes Volantes Vertes
07. Stereolab - Les Yper-Sound
08. So Solid Crew - Dillema
09. Akufen - Psychometry 3.2
10. Animal Collective - Baby Day
11. Madvillain - Figaro (101 Remix)
12. Julian Priester Pepo Mtoto - Love, Love
13. Four Tet - Pockets
14. Model 500 - Psychosomatic
15. Shona People Of Rhodesia - Taireva
16. Quickspace Supersport - Superspace
17. Cabaret Voltaire - Kneel To The Boss
18. Gong - Love Is How Y Make It
19. Showbiz & A.G. - Represent
20. Group Home - Up Against The Wall (Getaway Car Mix)
21. Autechre - Flutter

todd (todd), Thursday, 11 May 2006 12:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Looks like you've found a promo- it's not out until the end of June, at least in the US. Interesting tracklist, though- Gong?!

Telephonething (Telephonething), Thursday, 11 May 2006 18:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

hmmm mebbe worth a check

"late night tales" is great

Lukas (lukas), Thursday, 11 May 2006 18:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

that tracklist screams ableton live
can't wait to hear it myself!

yours fondly, harshaw. (mrgn), Thursday, 11 May 2006 20:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

New EP is good. Wing Body Wing is probably one of the better tracks. Kinda sounds like a cross between Pantha Du Prince and Invisible Conga People's 'Cable Dazed'. Glad he's momentarily stepped away from the folk-tronica tag, ugh what a term.

oscar, Thursday, 20 March 2008 02:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Hijacked from the Burial thread, the sample B1 here

For this sounds amazing, even compared to his 4/4 stuff, it sounds more more kind of at the same time plain and unlike anything else I've heard by four tet. Absolutely lovely, pitty it has to be on a limited, fetish-object release.

formerly: mehlt (Edward Saroyan), Wednesday, 29 April 2009 01:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

that 'ringer' EP was fantastic. he's really on a bit of a run lately!

butt_hurton (haitch), Wednesday, 29 April 2009 02:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

I saw the 2XLP for $10 but didn't buy it (figured it get it later, but haven't seen it at the same store since)

:(

formerly: mehlt (Edward Saroyan), Wednesday, 29 April 2009 02:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

This is pretty wicked. Goes very nicely with the Field record.

Sickamous Mouthall (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 8 May 2009 12:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

Liking that a lot

stet, Friday, 8 May 2009 12:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

Plz to tell more?

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Friday, 8 May 2009 13:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

2 tracks, approx 9 minutes each, collaboration between Burial & Four Tet, very ambient-ey sort of.

Sickamous Mouthall (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 8 May 2009 14:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

Limited 12" or download as far as format goes.

Sickamous Mouthall (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 8 May 2009 14:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh right.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Friday, 8 May 2009 14:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

not so limited, already repressed.

languid samuel l. jackson (jim), Tuesday, 12 May 2009 12:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

hopefully this pressing will sound less arse than the old one.

languid samuel l. jackson (jim), Tuesday, 12 May 2009 12:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

the press release for his upcoming fabriclive sounds good, like this new track locked off it. like a lot. seriously love this guy but he has never made a release that is wholly satisfied. there is love in you didn't go far enough in the direction he's been headed post-reid for me (ringer, the burial collabs etc.)

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Saturday, 13 August 2011 12:44 (six years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

His new Fabriclive mix is pretty excellent

Number None, Monday, 12 September 2011 16:12 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

yes looking forward to giving this a listen. lots of obscure garage cuts apparently so right up my street.

sam500, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 04:38 (six years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

heard this remix of a track from Nigel Godrich's new Ultraista project the other day on Gilles' 6music show and I'm putting it here because Kieran has completely smashed it (and makes the original seem pedestrian by comparison). Srsly, this is *awesome*.

http://soundcloud.com/indietheka/ultraista-smalltalk-four-tet

that mustardless plate (Bill A), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 21:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Also new from Mr. Tet, not sure if it's being discussed elsewhere:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyQVPNo_X7Y

recordbreaking transfer to Lucknow FC (seandalai), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 22:20 (five years ago) Permalink

I have been binging on Mr Tet lately so I am happy to have some new ones!

I know ILM has generally been down on Mr Tet but god damn there is nothing he can't make sound good w a sparkly remix. I've been on the fence about Ultraista but I'd listen to Mr Tet remixing the sound of the rubbish collectors this morning TBH.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 05:35 (five years ago) Permalink

It is really annoying not being able to view/listen to anything with Flash at work.

Psychedelic Space Jellyfish with harps is SUPER DOUBLE PLUS GOOD. I think I've just been so captivated by the video, though, that I'm not really processing the song. I'm not sure about the bass, though. Don't know that wob suits Mr Tet. But who cares, it's all wibbling harps and things.

Ultraista, though. I feel vaguely disappointed with myself that I am utterly failing to be captivated by it. Come on, it's got my name all over it, why is this not total WCC catnip? I don't know if I'm being overly suspicious of something which feels *too* marketed to me, but if a Four Tet remix can't make me fall in love with a song, I don't know that anything will.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 19:19 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

So the proper download of Pink has been out for a week or so. He's doing absolutely no marketing for it. Who's listening? Off one (distracted) listen I wasn't sure it hung together like a proper "album" (excuse my old fashioned rockiest ideas), but it was a distracted listen in the midst of house-buying chaos. I'm just whacking out on the iPod so I can play it via the Zeppelin and hear it in space rather than headphones.

Seemed like plenty of bass, to be fair.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 25 August 2012 07:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Been listening to this all week, it's fantastic. I had the same 'not a proper album' issue at first too, but I suspect part of that is psychological, given that I know it's a singles comp. If he'd just released this music straight off as a single piece, I'm not sure I'd have given it a second thought.

'Locked' & 'Lions' are the highlights for me so far, really strong opening.

Steve Reich In The Afternoon (Against The 80s), Saturday, 25 August 2012 08:08 (five years ago) Permalink

I have pre-ordered from Oxfam. Hope it arrives soon.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 28 September 2017 12:41 (two months ago) Permalink

grrrrreat!

niels, Thursday, 28 September 2017 13:41 (two months ago) Permalink

This is exactly what I want from a Four Tet record.

chap, Friday, 29 September 2017 13:41 (two months ago) Permalink

Btw Four Tet has a spotify playlist with 600+ songs and it’s a bag of gems and surprises I hear it once in a while and I keep finding amazing stuff in there.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 29 September 2017 16:28 (two months ago) Permalink

this album is gorgeous!

niels, Saturday, 30 September 2017 08:13 (two months ago) Permalink

I’m currently not in the mood to listen to this one but I can already tell I’ll love it when the time is right. Love this new age “spiritual” phase he’s currently in

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 30 September 2017 09:02 (two months ago) Permalink

That playlist looks incredible, enough familiar stuff to get me on board and plenty of unfamiliar names to discover. What's with the tracks with all the wingding type font, is that a Four Tet alter-ego?

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 30 September 2017 09:13 (two months ago) Permalink

might be, he did release a song under a wingding moniker last month

niels, Saturday, 30 September 2017 14:02 (two months ago) Permalink

moka otm this seems like a new spiritual phase starting with Morning Side (even if Rounds and There Is Love in You are also p spiritual)

niels, Saturday, 30 September 2017 14:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Not really feeling this on the first pass, I feel like Four Tet's at his worst when he's sitting there making doe eyes at you and there's a lot of that here.

Matt DC, Sunday, 1 October 2017 11:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Remove Daughter and this might be his most consistently beautiful record. That song feels a bit out of place though...

octobeard, Monday, 2 October 2017 06:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Where's my CD, Oxfam?!

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 2 October 2017 09:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, where's my vinyl, Oxfam? Playing it through Spotify is functional I guess. #1stworldNGOproblems

barbarian radge (NotEnough), Monday, 2 October 2017 12:35 (two months ago) Permalink

banger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrLrmzYCbf0

barbarian radge (NotEnough), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:36 (two months ago) Permalink

Apparently the CD has arrived...

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 11:24 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm never a big fan Four Tet when he slips into the really dance-oriented stuff, the house beats. I've always got time to check out what he's doing but I've only half-loved most of his output since the Ringer/TILIY era.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 17:01 (two months ago) Permalink

This is very lovely. But I can see anyone not into his 'pretty' side being infuriated by it.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 5 October 2017 16:39 (two months ago) Permalink

Four tet's tech house remix of leave a trace by chvrches is his best banger IMO - a real sublime high point

Week of Wonders (Ross), Thursday, 5 October 2017 19:23 (two months ago) Permalink

"two thousand and seventeen" is great - always loved "my angel rock back and forth" and this is like a more optimistic flipside to that

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 8 October 2017 02:04 (two months ago) Permalink

But I can see anyone not into his 'pretty' side being infuriated by it

Nah his best records have some grit in there to balance the sweetness, you need both to prevent it becoming cloying. This one is pretty cloying and mostly forgettable.

Matt DC, Sunday, 8 October 2017 09:11 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

This is where I recorded and mixed the album and all the gear I used pic.twitter.com/ncwoleHwYs

— Four Tet (@FourTet) October 25, 2017

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 25 October 2017 23:13 (one month ago) Permalink

haha, that's great

niels, Thursday, 26 October 2017 07:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I liked that.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 26 October 2017 08:28 (one month ago) Permalink

when so many bands are going for analogue synth porn/modular excess, this is ace.

mark e, Thursday, 26 October 2017 09:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Jealous of his studio view.

Matt DC, Thursday, 26 October 2017 10:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Kind of furious that the speakers aren't equidistant from the window frame, tbh.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 26 October 2017 10:20 (one month ago) Permalink

Enjoying the meme generated from this tweet. Also his other twitter thread where he answered a bunch of nerdy questions about the record.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 26 October 2017 18:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Kind of furious that the speakers aren't equidistant from the window frame, tbh.
― Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy),

to be fair sick, the table isn't exactly squared up with the window either.

also, i guess the seating position is slightly shuffled to the right due to the keyboard, hence the RHS speaker is a little over.

mark e, Thursday, 26 October 2017 18:25 (one month ago) Permalink

its organic

plax (ico), Thursday, 26 October 2017 19:56 (one month ago) Permalink

"This is where I recorded and mixed the album and all the gear I used" -- new I Make Music board description please

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 26 October 2017 19:58 (one month ago) Permalink

That should become like one of those fitness motivation memes but for music nerds

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Thursday, 26 October 2017 20:02 (one month ago) Permalink

What's the item on the left, some kind of preamp?

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Thursday, 26 October 2017 20:03 (one month ago) Permalink

he lays it all out in the replies

na (NA), Thursday, 26 October 2017 20:05 (one month ago) Permalink

wait what did he use an interface for if everything used to record is in the picture? Just for headphone monitoring? Is there something hiding under the desk?

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Thursday, 26 October 2017 20:20 (one month ago) Permalink

pretty sure the controller is a Novation Launchkey 25 http://www.guitarcenter.com/Novation/Launchkey-25-MIDI-Controller-1427728872610.gc?pfm=item_page.rrt1|ClickEV. That's a modest controller, I like it.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Thursday, 26 October 2017 20:22 (one month ago) Permalink

Feel like there's a bit of undeserved snarkiness to the meme.

djh, Thursday, 26 October 2017 21:15 (one month ago) Permalink

where's the meme?

niels, Thursday, 26 October 2017 21:16 (one month ago) Permalink

just search the phrase on twitter

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 26 October 2017 21:24 (one month ago) Permalink

that meme is DOA

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Thursday, 26 October 2017 21:31 (one month ago) Permalink

Ok finally getting around to this and tbqh its kinda boring.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Friday, 27 October 2017 00:13 (one month ago) Permalink

it's great, and he didn't even master it!

haha... his twitter is fun

niels, Friday, 27 October 2017 06:06 (one month ago) Permalink

lol
http://www.factmag.com/2017/10/27/four-tet-studio-meme/

Karl Malone, Saturday, 28 October 2017 02:03 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

great stuff here https://open.spotify.com/user/k_hebden/playlist/2uzbATYxs9V8YQi5lf89WG

niels, Friday, 17 November 2017 19:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

album sounds poorly mixed lol

pre millennial tension (uptown churl), Monday, 20 November 2017 16:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I saw something which suggested he hadn't had it mastered, which could explain the 'poorly mixed' vibe. It's certainly a little odd sounding at points.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 10:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

he said so himself on twitter

sounds great to my ears

niels, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 10:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

to me there are muddiness issues and frequency masking problems (instruments getting in each other's way) that i would expected if you mixed in that room with the speakers that close to the walls without soundproofing

but i am being sort of a troll, it's technically true that it sounds objectively less clear and separated and deep than his other stuff but it's also badass that he got it out and people like it despite that. things are too mixed these days, maybe. maybe it's much cooler to release stuff that is mixed well enough to get the point across than to have to deal with labels / engineers etc

pre millennial tension (uptown churl), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 17:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The vinyl sounds great to me, no issues with it at all. I'll tell you what's poorly mastered to vinyl: the latest Laurel Halo, which sounds vastly fuller / clearer on Spotify.

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 19:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Album sounds great to me. Not as good as the Kelly Lee Owens, but it sounds as good as the Morning/Evening record.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 19:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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