There ain’t nothin’ more frustrating than being unable to track down the lesser known but equally excellent bits and bobs electronic artists tend to release as part of different compilations, collections and collaborations over time. However, Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) is one man who has saved us all the hassle.
Four Tet is royalty in the UK electronic music scene after a pioneering career that has coincided with the meteoric rise of an indistinct genre that has house music at its heart. His new album Randoms brings together tracks that Hebden feels have been lost in translation over time as part of their respective compilations, and inherently they have become Randoms.
In an album that transcends Hebden’s 20-year career, the best track is also the oldest; Field was first released in 1996, the first Four Tet track ever released on Leaf Records’ Invisible Soundtracks compilation. Field is miles ahead of its time and demonstrates Four Tet’s sampling nouse, even at the youthful age of 18.
Randoms is available now on Four Tet’s bandcamp page, just name your price.