Fridge The Sun

Fridge The Sun
It has been six years since school friends Kieran Hebden, Adem Ilhan and Sam Jeffers recorded their last album, Happiness. During that time Hebden has gone on to release a number of critically acclaimed works under the well-respected moniker of Four Tet, Ilhan has enjoyed some success, to a lesser degree, as Adem and Jeffers has spent time working outside of the musical sphere. The prominence of the progressive Four Tet project, amongst others, hinders this new album, which picks up seamlessly from the earlier work of Fridge and as such, is unsurprising and disappointing in the face of what it could have become. That’s not to say it is not an enjoyable listen; the gentle harmonies are beautiful and even more intricately woven than before, while light and loose jazzy breaks and soulful hooks capture the same heart and energy, with some nostalgia. The Sun is a good piece of work for any artist but it’s safe to say that many fans have been hoping for more from a group whose return could have served a greater purpose. (Temporary Residence)