Four Tet Morning / Evening on LP + Download
Ever present British artist and Text Records boss Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet delivers his latest full-length release since 2013's Beautiful Rewind with the enlightening Morning / Evening LP, arriving at the time of the northern hemisphere’s summer solstice. Manifested as two twenty-minute pieces, the title is a nod to the different raga styles prevalent in Hindustani classical music, yet the influence of the Indian sub-continent doesn’t stop there with both sides of the record permeated with authentic Bollywood-styled found sound, tastefully intermingled with Hebden’s nimble Ableton live production.
Grounded by a steady punch, the "Morning Side" comes alive once the Hindi vocals join the mix, swirling around heavenly VST synth notes until the beat fades to leave a vast, celestial plain. The "Evening Side" sets out with bitty fragments before diving into moments of sublime new-age melody, although it is Hebden’s effortless transition into raucous drum breaks in the last embers of the piece that provide the biggest surprise here. Experienced as a whole, both productions work to compliment each other, making for a rich, kaleidoscopic journey.
Four Tet Morning / Evening Track Listing:
1. Morning Side
2. Evening Side