British dance music's most consistent purveyor of eclectic groves has blessed us with a double release of singles over two months. Releases 'two thousand and seventeen' & planets find Four Tet on his best form, with an ear for an odd sample here and there.
The first release, Two Thousand and Seventeen, is an impressive return to the down tempo side of production that Four Tet favoured early on his career, with a borderline chill hop vibe resonating through out. A beautiful mandolin melody takes the precedent in this track, allowing the sub bass and slow rhythm to move and sway the track. An effortlessly emotive track, inline with your typical master-stroke from the renown producer.
It's a credit to the genre spanning career that Four tet has had with his ability to chop and change via release, case 1 being new single 'Planet'.
Planet has the signature Four Tet progression. A moody house number littered with signatures of Four Tet, with sounds that feel crafted live rather than worked adapt as a electronic production. It's a return to the form that saw him championed in the UK underground scene, displaying his unparalleled ability to craft a seamless electronic piece out of minimal features.
With an album to come in 2017, it's hard not to see there be much fan fair, especially after the return to form in aforementioned singles.