Four Tet Beautiful Rewind

Four Tet Beautiful Rewind
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Four Tet is on one of the most pristine rolls in electronic music history. Ever since There is Love in You (the album that solidified his move from the safety of the forest to the tempting "womp" of the club), Four Tet has scarcely produced an average tune. Beautiful Rewind continues in the same vein, and then some. Unlike Four Tet's previous LP, Pink, which was basically just a compilation of mostly released material, Beautiful Rewind is full of never-before-heard gems. Granted, "Kool FM" was released back in August and "Parallel Jalebi" has been available on Soundcloud for nearly a month, but they're both so great that it would have been an injustice to omit them. However, they're both left quivering in the shadow of towering thumpers "Buchla" and "Aerial." The former is one of Four Tet's meatiest tunes to date, while the latter sparkles in xylophonic glory, featuring vocals that sound like an old school jungle MC trapped in a box. From the brash, banging tracks all the way to the idyllic soft touches, Beautiful Rewind is captivating and completely refreshing to hear. (Text)