‘They’re not exactly defying convention with subversion and panache here, though they’re scratching closer to those qualities than most – and that for a band in a somewhat more developed stage of the human condition. It was Prekop’s weathered skin to have scrawled the childlike introspection tossed across the floor after all, and despite the adeptness their unrivalled combined experience brings, it is offset by a quite unmistakably youthful exuberance.’
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‘Though a puritanical, and thereby unlikely type to be so embroiled in the fibres of electronica, he is a musician in that most pure of respects – one capable not only of faithful reproductions of his scintillating, boundary-obliterating works but so too of whimsically improvisational flutters. A DJ may not be a musician, but Four Tet is a talent as supernal as anything ever found in Heaven.’
‘It’s rare that a night out ever seems to all fit together this well, nor to quite so consistently compel as much as it challenges. Trailblazing, newly relocated Warpsters Darkstar are of course the sorts to define, and indeed continually redefine such terms, and they in turn attract a nicely prismatic slice of societal cross-section which they hold ravished and enraptured from the ominous opening strains.’
‘Our admiration for TEXT023 – the forthcoming collaborative release between RocketNumberNine and Four Tet – has been well-documented to the point of becoming almost absurdly ubiquitous. Indeed, we’ve waxed lyrical over the forthcoming limited 12” to the ludicrous extent that we’ve already covered this, its flipside a little while back. We can now reveal it is in fact entitled Metropolis, and can be streamed right now down below in all its glory. It also just so happened to be the seemingly somewhat inadvertent highlight of the trio’s Electrowerkz showing just last week, just so you’re cursorily aware ‘n’ all…
TEXT023 is expected “in a few weeks” on Kieran’s Text Records.