– by Camille Banzon, Music Editor –
Four Tet goes light in his new track, considered to be his unofficial homage for the year, called “Two Thousand and Seventeen.”
Kieran Hibden, or known as the prolific electronic musician, Four Tet, returns to his well-known calmed sound in this track, offering a balmy, simmered down approach. Compared to his recent releases, it’s pretty evident that Hibden wanted to mellow down this time, as if he’s coming down from the intense decade-long trip throughout the albums he has released since 2003. According to BBC Radio’s Annie Mac, Four Tet has been busy creating new music in the past 10 months, and it is highly possible that there will be a follow-up to 2015’s “Morning/ Evening.”
In Two Thousand and Seventeen, Hibden graciously demonstrates his unyielding skill on orchestrating relaxed head trips as he revisits his downtempo, jazzy rhythmic style. In this song, similar trip hoppy beats heard from his 1999 record, “Dialogue,” are heard, especially the use of string instruments. Soothing dulcimer chords are heard all throughout the track to further push the relaxing effect that he was quite known for. It’s as if he’s taking his listeners back to the calming riverside-vibe of his late 90’s song, Calamine.
Listen to Two Thousand and Seventeen below.
Camille Banzon is the music editor of The Violet Wave. After years of covering music festivals, concerts and reviewing albums, she decided to move to a tropical surf island, where she runs a hostel and spins old school hip-hop in parties once in a while. Her work on music writing can be seen in FHM Philippines, Pacifiqa, Coconuts Manila, and Amplify.ph. She likes to drown herself in sound, and she spends most of her days writing, surfing or obsessing over her dog, Cruiser. Got a song you want us to feature? E-mail Camille at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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