Four Tet Pink

Four Tet Pink
Kieran Hedben's most recent release as Four Tet, Pink, isn't his most cohesive effort. Culled largely from previously released singles, his latest long player spans a diverse range of tracks that bear little resemblance to one another. However, this is the only downfall of Pink. Hebden's trademark rhythms and delicate melodic work are present, most notably in the contrasting thematic melody of "128 Harps," which slowly asserts its presence over quick-paced vocal samples and percussion, reminding us of his persuasive producing talent. Pink as a whole sees Four Tet delving even further into dance music, audible through the more 4/4-driven tracks like "Lion," "Pinnacles" and "Pyramid." But it's the album's most alienating work, "Peace For Earth," where Four Tet best succeeds. Eleven minutes of entrancing arpeggios twist and turn across an erratic journey through space, slowly focusing themselves into a pitter-patter of minimal textures before bringing the listener down to earth. (Text)