Listen to Four Tet’s beautiful new album ‘Morning/Evening’
Four Tet has always been known for his avant-garde approach to production, but the English musician has truly outdone himself with his latest album.
Morning/Evening — released by Hebden in celebration of the summer solstice — follows 2103’s Beautiful Rewind and contains but two songs. More of a concept piece than a traditional LP, each of the album’s two compositions are twenty minutes in length.
The first, “Morning Side,” meanders along like a sun-splattered daydream with the kind of haunting yet incomprehensible vocal lines found on a Sigur Rós record. The second, “Evening Side,” is just as engaging, albeit much softer than the first and more aptly suited for late-night star gazing or existential contemplation.
It’s not the kind of album to grab you off the bat and force itself down your ear canals. Rather, Morning/Evening creeps up on you at a psychedelic pace, slowly consuming your senses until you find yourself lost in its multidimensional space.
In Hebden’s own words, “This music was created on a laptop computer using the Ableton Live software to control and mix VST synthesizers and manipulations of found audio recordings.”
The album will see physical release on July 10.