I’m so glad Ben left his CDs here a the other week, it’s gave me a chance to sift though and see what he was listening to. One was the rather oddly titled Gonjasufi - A Sufi And A Killer after a couple of listens though I stumbled across this gem.
Warp describe the album as ‘reanimated hip-hop and vintage psychedelia’ I’d say that’s pretty much bang on.
I’ve never got around to listening to Four Tet until now, I’m glad I started with There Is Love In You. It’s a wonderful mix of electro ambient sounds with a chilled out backbeat, I wish I could have posted Love Cry but it was just too damm long to fit inside Tumblr’s upload limit. So, if you like this, go find nine minutes to listen to Love Cry in full and then tell me that isn’t something special.
I’m stunned by how good this album is, Beat Pyramid was something awesome, but Hidden feels like the band are growing up and really embracing trying something new. Instead of pushing electronica for the sake of it with more effects and fake noise they’ve taken more traditional elements to build something truly original.
If you like recent Björk, Mira Calix or even Amon Tobin’s Foley Room then you should be all over this.