Quick Review (LP): There Is Love In You by Four Tet

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There Is Love In You
Domino; 2010

My Rating: B+

Best Tracks: “Plastic People”, “Circling”

Kieran Hebden’s strangely accessible found sound compositions are best when they contain a twinge of darkness and/or sadness, and that’s the case with the two best tracks here, “Plastic People” and “Circling.” Furthermore, he gets the soul-tronica thing right with the lead-off “Angel Echoes”, and “This Unfolds” recalls the lovely little dreamscape “Slow Jam” from his early sensation Rounds. I can’t quite say that this is one of the best of the year, because I don’t see him making a huge leap forward, but it’s still great stuff from a guy who has found his niche. Highly recommended, although if its your first time with Four Tet, you should really check out Rounds first.

Pitchfork review
Metacritic reviews
Wikipedia on Kieran Hebden

Best Breezes #2: 10/25/09 – 10/31/09

BEST BREEZES is the wrap-up post wherein I discuss my favorite music related items of the past week. Enjoy!

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LIVE GOODNESS: I was familiar with these sites before, but  seeing how there’s some serious goodness going on in the live music department here, I’ll be adding them to the link list.

Daytrotter (Fleet Foxes, The Low Anthem, Death Cab for Cutie, Bonnie Prince Billy, etc. etc.)
Hearya.com (The Low Anthem, The Deep Dark Woods, Port Obrien, etc. etc.)

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fleetfoxesepFLEET FOXES EP: Why is it that I just found out today that Fleet Foxes released a six song EP a year BEFORE Sun Giant? Found downloads here: Free FLEET FOXES DEBUT EP MP3.

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NEW FOUR TET: Break out the headphones and listen to a new 9 minute track from Four Tet! NICE!!!!

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LOW ANTHEM, SEA WOLF VIDS: Just a few days after my post on The Low Anthem’s “Charlie Darwin”, here’s a new music video to accompany:

(via Muzzle of Bees)

Also, head on over to My Old Kentucky Blog to see a new vid from Sea Wolf. Really startin’ to dig that band…

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dan-zanes-close-croppedDAN ZANES: So that dude Dan Zanes who I’ve seen associated with kids music was a member of the Del Fuegos (“It was the Violent Femmes/And the Del Fuegos/Before they had a record out…”).  Plus he put out an album of sea shanties called SEA SONGS a few years back. As I am considering getting an Masters in English with a focus on all things relating to the sea, I am now officially obsessed.

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White Antelope, anyone?