Four Tet shares serendipitous live album from Alexandra Palace
Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, casually took to Twitter yesterday to announce that his newest album, an amalgamation of performances from May 8 and 9 at London’s Alexandra Palace, would arrive just eight minutes later.
The 90-minute set centers around the UK producer’s 2017 LP New Energy, granted liftoff with “Planet” and giving tracks like “Scientists,” and “SW9 9SL” (the post-code of Brixton Academy, where Hebden throws annual all-nighters) refreshingly different looks from last year’s similarly released set at Funkhaus Berlin. Fans are also treated to throwbacks like the frenetic and brain-scattering “Spirit Fingers.” Ultimately, though, Four Tet looks forward, capping off the main portion of the set with the illustrious “Teenage Birdsong,” one of the Grammy-nominated musician’s three singles to drop this year.
Four Tet has been showcasing his live bravura in abundance in the last year, releasing sets from 2004, 2010 and 2018.