Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal (Nosaj Thing Remix)

It’s been a while since Drift Remixed came out, but eventually Nosaj Thing is paying back for the remix he got by Jon Hopkins. The original is taken from Jon’s forthcoming album Immunity on Domino and it will be accompanied by several other remixes from the likes of Happa or Luke Abbott.

In other Nosaj Things news, you can now download his collaboration with Chance the Rapper, which was part of Yours Truly’s Songs From Scratch feature.

The Making of Tongues

As you know, this year saw the death of American jazz drummer Steve Reid. Together with Kieran Hebden he has recorded an album called Tongues. This short documentary is about the making of that very album.

I guess this is a good occasion to remind you of Four Tet’s tribute to Steve Reid.

Four Tet – Angel Echoes (Jon Hopkins Remix)

I posted the Caribou Remix of Angel Echoes the other week, today you can listen to the b-side of that forthcoming 12-inch by Four Tet.

Angel Echoes will be out on July 19, you can pre-order your copy on the Domino website.

Four Tet – Angel Echoes (Caribou Remix)

On July 19th, Domino will release Angel Echoes, the new single taken from Four Tet’s There Is Love In You

A. Angel Echoes (Caribou Remix)
B. Angel Echoes (Jon Hopkins Remix)

Apart from a 12-inch, there will also be a digital release including the remixes of Love Cry and Sing. Until then, you can download the Caribou remix for free!

Four Tet – Sing (Mosca Remix)

While this is not my favourite version of the song, Mosca‘s remix of Four Tet‘s Sing is definitely worth mentioning.

Together with another remix from Hardhouse Banton it should be out on the Sing Remix 12-inch, which will be out next week.

Four Tet – Sing

Record Sleeve

Four Tet’s new single “Sing” is the second taken from his impressive album There Is Love In You and with no doubt one of its strongest tracks.

On the previous 12-inch, Kieran Hebden already proved a good hand by picking Joy Orbison for a remix. This time he tops that choice with Floating Points, easily one of the most gifted producers emerging last year, and he delivers an epic 14-minutes version of Sing.

A. Four Tet – Sing (Extended Mix)
B. Four Tet – Sing (Floating Points Remix)

You can buy the vinyl from Bleep or directly from the Domino label, Juno currently sells the digital files only.

Four Tet – There Is Love In You

Cover Artwork

There hasn’t been an album review in a while and Kieran Hebdan’s new Four Tet LP makes a brilliant first candidate in 2010.

Well, I may not have been the #1 Four Tet fan in the past, but I didn’t ignore his music either. His latest,  called “There Is Love In You”, made quite an impression on me and I take it that testing out his tracks at London’s Plastic People club had quite an impact on Kieran – it’s made for the dancefloor. With the Ringer album being the first taking a different approach, away from hip-hop beats towards house and minimal, his latest work fuses the straight beats with some former Four Tet signatures: the great sense for samples, the live drums and the overall analogue feeling.01. Angel Echoes
02. Love Cry
03. Circling
04. Pablo’s Heart
05. Sing
06. This Unfolds
07. Reversing
08. Plastic People
09. She Just Likes to Fight

The album opens with “Angel Echoes”, a track hinting some resemblance to Matthew Herbert’s Bodily Functions era, though the use of vocals is rather minimal. It builds up a nice basis for the next track, the brilliant first single “Love Cry”. If you have slept on this banger before, imagine the rolling drums in Bugz in the Attic’s “Sound Like” (or The Nervous Track!) with vocals from a Joy Orbison track on top. Incidently, Joy Orbison has remixed this track before. Similar tracks are my two favourites “Sing”, which supposedly just got remixed from Floating Points, and “Plastic People,” a tribute to the club in London.

There is also a different, much calmer side to the album. “This Unfolds” or “Circling” pick up the mood of a Neu! or Harmonia album, while “Reversing” sounds like a tune dreamed up by Brian Eno. Lastly, there is a hidden track with somewhat folky vocals – it feels a bit out of place and is the only track I dislike on the otherwise brilliant album.

You can already buy “There Is Love In You” on CD, digital and 2-LP (+free download code). According to the Bleep website, the vinyl release is limited to only 500 pieces. However, it’s not clear if only Bleep has limited quantities or if there are really that few copies available.

Four Tet – There Is Love In You

Cover Artwork

The fifth longplayer from Kieran Hebden will be out on January 25 and goes by the name of There Is Love In You. It was preceded by the brilliant Love Cry single last November and followed by another 12-inch with remixes from Joy Orbison and Roska. Have a look at the tracklist and then I’ll have some real news for you.01. Angel Echoes
02. Love Cry
03. Circling
04. Pablo’s Heart
05. Sing
06. This Unfolds
07. Reversing
08. Plastic People
09. She Just Likes to Fight

As of yesterday, you can listen to a 47-minutes preview with all tracks from the album. Just check stream below or visit the Four Tet SoundCloud page.

If you like it, you might want to pre-order the the album from the label. Or maybe give that Four Tet mixtape another play.

Jan 19, 2010 You can pre-order a copy of the album from the Bleep store. They also mention the vinyl is limited to only 500 copies!