Thursday, May 23 2013
The original Rounds may very well be Four Tet's greatest achievements, a truly classic album. This slapdash re-release, however, featuring only a halfway decent live set tacked on, doesn't do anything to enhance its legacy.
Friday, March 20 2009
Wednesday, November 19 2008
Jazz drummer Steve Reid is a fascinating contrast to the rigid grids typical of Four Tet.
Tuesday, June 19 2007
It's rather wonderful to see that the chemistry that they've always maintained as a collective seems all but untouched by that multitude of time away from each other.
Sunday, March 18 2007
A snapshot of the duo in their full flower, having mastered each others' languages and moved past any lingering reticence.
Sunday, November 26 2006
Kieran Hebden is the scavenger of the corners and the cracks. He pulls rogue elements of folk from everything rather than the genre itself. And all the pieces fit, which is what makes this album truly fascinating.
Wednesday, July 12 2006
Spirit Walk is ostensibly credited to the Steve Reid Ensemble, but the disc serves a far more important role as a companion piece to Reid and Hebden's recent collaborations.
Monday, June 26 2006
Insomuch as Kieran Hebden's sound is unassailably unique, his DJ Kicks is also a rather indescribable experience.
Wednesday, June 7 2006
Who knew that free jazz's funkiest drumming and electronic music's warmest, most organic sounds were twins separated at birth?
Thursday, March 30 2006
Electricity and drum will change your mind? You better believe it.