Four Tet - There Is Love In You

Previous Four Tet releases could have been mistaken for an avant garde jazz ensemble having an argument with a food-processor filled with spoons in a wheelie bin: daring experimentalism shooting off in all directions targeting the wild haired cravat-wearing eclectic bunch. There Is Love in You is a far more focused body of work; ideas are distilled into songs that exhibit brilliance in a single direction, rather than trying to cram the kitchen sink in. By being far more minimalist the tunes benefit massively. Tracks like ‘Sing’ get down and funky and begin to tread upon Hot Chip’s toes. The overriding theme though is one of groovy ambience, reminiscent of The Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works 1 – high praise indeed! The nine tracks are all over a bit quickly and another 15 minutes on top of the 47 minutes on offer would have been a welcome addition. It might disappoint final year fashion students wanting to tap their middle finger in time to the overtly complex rhythms of old, but it’s the most cohesive and enjoyable thing he’s done thus far.

Overall

8

out of 10

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