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Putney, London, UK (1998 – present)

Four Tet is the name used by Kieran Hebden (born 1980 in Putney, London, UK) for his music-oriented solo efforts, to differentiate from his work with band Fridge.

Hebden’s solo work typically utilises samples lifted from various sources including , , , , and mixed with his own guitar playing. Four Tet shares some stylistic similarities with other musicians, such as Prefuse 73, who use computer editing techniques that give the music a staccato, cut-up feel. Hebden’s music is notable for its rich, organic sounds and harmonious melodies as well as for eschewing the traditional -song format in favour of a more approach.

Kieran Hebden began releasing material as Four Tet in 1998 with the 36 minute and 25 second single “Thirtysixtwentyfive” on Trevor Jackson’s Output Recordings label. Later that year, he released a second single, the jazz-influenced “Misnomer”. 1999’s “Dialogue”, again on Output, was Four Tet’s first full-length album release and fused hip-hop drum lines with dissonant jazz samples. This was followed by the double A-side single “Glasshead”/”Calamine”, which was to be Four Tet’s last release on Output.

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  • Adsy_

    The reason why life may be judged to be trivial, although at certain moments it seems to us so beautiful, is that we form our judgement, ordinarily, not on the evidence of life itself but of those quite different images which preserve nothing of life - and therefore we judge it disparagingly.

    23 Jul 1:45am Reply
  • realthankss

    kieran's productions are stellar but he really, really shines as a DJ. his talent behind a pair of decks just completely eclipses his recorded works. the guy's taste is phenomenal, and he has that rare ability to project his personality through sequencing other people's records, all the while still remaining danceable to random punters

    18 Jul 10:11pm Reply
  • MaximilianGllrn

    In Evening Side he sampled Redshape feat Spaceape's Until We Burn. Beautiful

    18 Jul 9:50am Reply
  • jaTaa

    Gotta start ignoring new releases, always a waste of time

    18 Jul 6:34am Reply
  • ATLiens1

    The album is enjoyable, nothing much more than that. It's good and doesn't really aspire to be any more. Check out my full review in my sidebar and add me as a friend!

    16 Jul 12:07am Reply
  • melodymann

    Evening side - that's something!

    13 Jul 2:31pm Reply
  • John__Lemon

    Not feeling the new album at all..

    10 Jul 1:25pm Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    This new album might become my favorite... it's like the dance cousin to Boredoms' Seadrum/House of Sun.

    6 Jul 10:45pm Reply
  • Strudlif

    thx for amazing tune

    2 Jul 3:45pm Reply
  • machine_elves

    Morning/Evening is great because it has the improv-y hypnotic feel of a live performance

    1 Jul 12:42am Reply
  • titvn

    New stuff is awesome

    23 Jun 12:37am Reply
  • sonofawidow

    Morning/Evening feels more like a honed-in live set and less like a "proper" album. But i don't really mind. I think Kieran has the ultimate Midas touch, whether he's making organic jams a la Rounds or funky house facemelters circa Pink. He can pretty much do no wrong in my eyes.

    22 Jun 11:43pm Reply
  • EnemyScoot

    thank mr four tet

    21 Jun 11:10pm Reply
  • franciscospi

    New project feels little bit like some Brian Eno release. And that is perfectly alright.

    21 Jun 9:51pm Reply
  • electrobaboon

    It's out! https://fourtet.bandcamp.com/album/morning-evening

    21 Jun 7:07pm Reply
  • malloun4eG

    this guy is incredibaly talanted

    2 Jun 11:13pm Reply
  • m1a100

    Honestly, I prefer his latest releases over his most famous works, but that's mostly due to my personal music tastes. Although, I see why some older fans doesn't feel his new material that much, but that doesn't mean it totally sucks, y'know?

    10 Apr 4:28am Reply
  • TheShynola

    Four Tet, showcased on http://theonlymusicpodcast.com

    8 Apr 11:59pm Reply
  • jussslic

    "I almost forgot how amazing Rounds and There Is Love in You were. Too bad I'm not really feeling his newer releases."-----------Yeah, he doesn't seem to be all that interested in making music like that right now. It's too bad because hardly anyone sounds like the organic stuff he put out in the 00s. Pause, Rounds and There is Love all hold up beautifully though, so there's that.

    6 Apr 10:23pm Reply
  • Ih8myM8

    1000 plays!

    3 Apr 12:56pm Reply
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