this is the one that i recently attested that he out-four tet’ed four tet on; it may initially appear to be unobtrusive, but it will stealthily invade your subconscious and ensnare you within its patient but quirky mid-tempo groove. spliced soul vocals accompany tactfully applied synths, and both are guided enthusiastically along by a healthy supply of percussion. the arsenal of drums actually serve as an unexpected highlight, especially when perceived independently from the other components. the piece as a whole reaches a nicholas jaar-esque level of detachment from the tripped-out beat, with a scatterbrained approach that never lacks fluidity. it sounds like the feeling of being zoned out on a dance floor, the encompassing sensation of passive momentum.
his new album hardcourage came out yesterday, his first ninja tune release after previously residing on the also-superb label planet mu.
these guys are an eclectic campfire trip-out band with jams featuring eastern philosophies and epic harmonies. this one is off their newest album, s/t II: the cosmic birth and journey of shinju tnt, with “s/t” standing for “self-titled.” (their first self-titled album was actually self-titled.) here’s the wondrously entertaining video made for the track, which is two minutes longer because the song preceding it on the album, ‘a aaa o a way,’ is merged onto the beginning.