Four Tet – There is Love in You
Everyone else doing album reviews makes me feel bad about not talking about some of the albums I’ve been listening to lately. Two albums I’m going to talk about actually just came out this week, but this first one, from British artist Kieran Hebden came out way back in January.
I feel like I should preface this by saying I don’t really know electronic music. Every once in a while I’ll hear songs that sound pretty interesting, and there certainly is some stuff that seems to fit the label in my iTunes library, but really, most of my exposure to the genre is Fat Sherman. So maybe this won’t mean as much to electronica fans, but I rather enjoyed Four Tet’s latest release.
It’s kind of hard to describe the appeal of these songs, the only thing I can come up with to say is that they’re beautiful. Four Tet is able to build an atmosphere and let sounds blend with wonderful results. One of my favorite tracks is the very first one, “Angel Echoes” that successfully samples a short piece of singing into an astounding tune. Another song, my favorite and the one that convinced me to get this album, “Plastic People,” is amazingly catchy, to the point where I’ll actually just let it play on loop a couple of times.
I don’t really know anything about the genre or Four Tet’s previous work, but I still really enjoyed this album and I would heartily recommend you at least check out some tracks on YouTube. I think it’s worth it.
Favorite Tracks: “Angel Echoes,” “Love Cry,” “Plastic People”