Sunday, February 12, 2012

Four Tet - Live in Copenhagen 30 March 2004 (Domino, 2004)

Kieran Hebden is immensely talented. His innovation in live electronic experimentation is the best I've ever heard. As I've seen him do this live, on this Rounds tour in particular, this recording speaks volumes to me. I'm not sure how well it will translate to someone who didn't see him in this phase but its worth checking out.

Taking his already brilliant album material and mixing up the samples sounds simple. Some might even scoff, but he is a master of found percussion and loops therefore the result is very exciting. There are smooth and beautiful passages interspersed with highly intelligent controlled chaos.

For my money, this guy is the most interesting person you'll ever see standing in front of two laptops and a table full of effects. Its no accident that Domino chose to release this particular performance, as Live in Copenhagen gives it the connotation of 60's jazz giants. Give it a go.

The Domino released exclusive CDr has been gone for years so don't hesitate to snag the files.

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