Everything about this album is subtler than his previous efforts but equally as grand when his songs resolve. He effortlessly builds samples around minimalistic beginnings to cater for all in his unassuming and quietly contemplative selection of futuristic samples and overture of hushed electronic tones. Love Cry stands at 9 minutes and with unchanging percussion drives itself together to an almost hypnotic finish, which followed by the equally trippy 3/4 song Circling makes for idm of the highest quality.
There is Love in You is quite clearly Kieran Hebden's most personal release to date. Its entirely instrumental (minus the odd Burial-esque cry/sample which filters through on occasion), but in spite of this you can just tell by the album title and the range of moods he creates with exclusively his cut-up and manipulated samples, that this album deals with a whole range of emotions and experiences that he's quite simply not dealt with before. I always assign far more meaning to subtle and ambient music than i do to anything in major (here as much as ever), and its fairly clear that Four Tet feels the same. As i always say, its the albums which feel complete, and take you to the darker places, which manage stick with you forever. There is Love in You comfortable collects the title of my favourite release in 2010 to date.
Four Tet - Circling (MP3)
Four Tet - Angel Echoes (MP3)
Four Tet - Love Cry (Previous Post)
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