Four Tet aka Kieran Hebden just dropped his eighth full-length album early, in order “To celebrate the summer solstice.”
The record, titled Morning/Evening, continues Hebden’s tradition of dance music perfection with stretched out tracks of ever-evolving musical and emotional soundscapes. Though Hebden was expected to release the record in July, he seems to have been excited to get the record out while the timing was perfect, as seen through his social accounts where he went on to declare Sunday “Morning/Evening day.”
To celebrate the summer solstice ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️
— Four Tet (@FourTet) June 21, 2015
Broken into two single-track 20 minute movements – as one may gather from the record’s title – Four Tet deftly teases melodies and emotions out of found-sound audio recordings, while also piling on synthesizers and organic instrumentation.
The LP’s “Morning Side” also features a number of samples from Lata Mangeshkar‘s performance of “Main Teri Chhoti Behana Hoon”, which was originally recorded for the 1983 film Souten by Sawan Kumar Tak. On “Evening Side”, things get much more ambient before finally releasing into a wonderful dusty groove of jazzy drums and sparkling synths.
Morning/Evening has been embedded via Bandcamp above, where you can stream the record as well as purchase digital downloads. The album will also see a physical release via Text Records on 7/10 of this year.