Sunday, January 13, 2013

Song of the day

"Love Cry", by Four Tet.

Should you buy a second-hand copy of Four Tet's 2010 album, "There Is Love In You", for ten bucks? Should? The heck. How could you not? It may not carry the instant WTFness of hearing "Rounds" for the first time (especially if, like me, you had not previously heard any music made the Four Tet way). But it may in fact be the better album of the two. It also differs from his subsequent output, which, while excellent in its own way, seems to be a series of exercises in envelope pushing. "There Is Love In You", on the other hand, gives the impression of having been made as an album, and certainly benefits from being listened to all the way through.

Nevertheless, "Love Cry", which was also released as a 12", can easily be severed from the album and stuck up on your wall with super glue, as we have done here.

(Incidentally, the B side of the 12", "Our Bells", is a mighty piece of work in its own right, taking his music in a kind of Brian Eno direction. (Like I know what I'm talking about.))