Apparently, Four Tet spent the holidays rummaging through his old stuff. And he came out with this collection of early recordings from 1997-2001. So while not a “new” album, these vintage tunes give a great look at where Kieran Hebden started, mixing delicate beats with folktronic melodies and some abstract freak outs. 0181 is presumably named after the now-retired London area code where we assume Hebden made these recordings. You can download the whole album as a single file (with no track names) now. And then scope up the physicla release (TEXT021) on vinyl later this year.
URB spent another wonderful weekend in the amazing city of Barcelona for the annual Sonar Electronic Music Festival. And like year’s past, the spot on music programming combined with the wonderful Spanish city and always up-for-it European crowd to make Sonar a must-experience destination for music heads.
Here’s some of our top moments.
Producers Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) and Dan Snaith (Caribou/Daphni) have more in common that just unruly whiteboy ‘fros. The two each have a decade-long career of making interesting electronic tunes that lean towards the listener more than the dancer. Both also scored big in 2010 with critically acclaimed album—The Is Love In You for Hebden and Swim for Snaith—which brought them larger audiences than they’ve seen in several years. And now the pair are releasing a split single on Hebden’s Text label, which finds both artists in a playful upbeat mode. No release date has been set, but you can stream both tracks here.