WHAT? Four Tet announced a new studio album, and so far we’ve (I’ve) neglected to cover it? Allow me to remedy that immediately. Four Tet recently announced the upcoming release of Beautiful Rewind, his seventh studio album, and the first of entirely new material since 2010’s There Is Love in You (TMT Review). The public, of which I include cave-dwelling music journalists, hasn’t been given any more information, beyond what was posted to Four Tet’s website a couple of weeks ago. Said information includes the tracklisting, a few credits, a release date of “Coming soon,” and the cover art for the album, which inspires thoughts of what it would be like to trip in a family planning clinic, armed with nothing but a pair of scissors. Those ultrasound images just have too many… right angles!
It’s been a fair while since Pause and Rounds acted as dual revelations of Kieran Hebden’s genius, but as for signs of slowing down, he’s showing none. Of most recent note, besides the new studio album, is his producer role on Omar Souleyman’s debut LP Wenu Wenu, set for release on October 21.
PSYCH! There’s more information concerning Beautiful Rewind, and it comes in the form of sound waves and some dude repeatedly requesting your attention. Listen to the track “Kool FM” below.
Beautiful Rewind tracklisting:
02. Parallel jalebi
03. Our navigation
04. Ba teaches yoga
05. Kool FM
09. Ever never
11. Your body feels
• Four Tet: http://www.fourtet.net