Four Tet, totally pulling a Flying Lotus after having reaching the 100K Followers mark on Twitter, released an Outtakes Compilation through a series of Sendspace links. You can find all of the links on Four Tet’s Twitter account. The entire compilation pile stacks up to fifteen tracks. Also creating some more similarities to Flying Lotus’s Ideas + Drafts + Loops outtakes compilation, Four Tet’s Rare Remix Material Compilation has quite the featured artist / collaborator roster. Hear the never-before-heard remix of Atoms For Peace’s Pyramids, collaborations with Grimes, Gravediggaz, a 2004 collaboration with David Wrench, and Triumvirat Illusions who play drums on a Double Dimple Four Tet Remix.
Most of the songs on this compilation play with the limit of your attention span, the average length of a song being somewhere around 7-8 minutes. Quite often the songs trail off as though they are lost in their own a spiritual plane. Impressively, the songs on this compilation come from the far reaches of every musical genre. So there’s something on here for everybody. There’s some positive wavy ambient (Cestel Strech), folk/country acoustic guitar arrangements (Druid 1 & 3), booty bass dance floor bangers (ETC (Nov 2000)), bare-bones drum production demos (Percussion’s 1 & 2) Actual Swear-To-Gosh Drum and Bass track (Are You In The Bath?) Airy Synth-Pop (Human Once Again), Nu/80’s-House or Rival (I’m On Fire), to Four Tet’s tried and true form of out there house production shows on PD 124 (PP Drums). A fleet of tribal drums play fast rhythms along side marimbas which will make any listeners feel like they’re on Nairobi’s famous commuter train. After hearing this compilation there is only one thing left to ask: would Four Tet jump off a bridge if FlyLo did it first?
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