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Pause
(WIGCD94) Domino Recording Co.Ltd 2001
11 Tracks. 43mins01secs.
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Four Tet / Manitoba / Schlammpeitziger live
Back in 1996, Putney, South London, was the scene of the birth of post-rock experimentalists Fridge, brainchild of Kieran Hebden, Adem Ilham and Sam Jeffers. With a distinctive blend of guitars and electronic, the band established themselves very quickly on the music scene, receiving critical acclaim for their three albums and numerous Eps. However, Kieran Hebden started releasing his own material from 1997, under the Four Tet guise. After a string of 12Ē and a first album, Dialogue, released in 1999, at the tender age of 21, he is back with his second album, Pause.
After touring with Fridge, as Badly Drawn Boyís live support band, remixing people as diverse as Aphex Twin, The Cinematic Orchestra or the µ-ziq/Speedy J Slag Boom Van Loon project, Hebden escaped the British weather for a while. Spotted in Toronto exchanging ideas with Manitobaís Dan Snaith, he quietly put the finishing touch to Pause, before joining his mates to record the forthcoming Fridge album, Happiness, due to be released on Hebdenís own Text Records imprint. Obviously drawing experience from his work with Fridge, Hebden offers with Pause a somehow very different side of his inspiration. Guitars are here simple particles in a much bigger picture, only providing a sound base for his genuinely cooling melodies. All along, the album reminds of Manitobaís slick ambiences. However, Pause is more constrained than Start Breaking My Heart. There arenít any excursions into wild sonic soundscapes here, as Hebden remains in more conventional surroundings than his Canadian counterpart. This doesnít mean however that Pause is an album to ignore as he creates some gentle, melodic, atmospheres, with astonishing ease. The guitar-breeze over Glue Of The World, Everything Is Alright or You Could Ruin My Day cools down the burning bites of the sun.
If not a revolutionary record, Pause is clever enough to grab the attention of the listener and not let go. Four Tet is more than a side project for Kieran Hebden, as he continues to explore the realms of electronic music. 
Four Tet: the exclusive interview here...
Four Tet / Manitoba / Schlammpeitziger live
TRACK LISTING
01 Glue To The World 07 Everything Is Alright
02 Twenty Three 08 No More Mosquitoes
03 Harmony One 09 Tangle
04 Parks 10 You Could Ruin My Day
05 Leila Came Round And We Watched A Video 11 Hilarious Movies Of The 90s
06 Untangle  
 
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FOUR TET
DIALOGUE
Output 1999

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Space Of Two Weeks
Chiron
Alan Bradas
3.3 Degrees From The Pole
Misnomer
Liquefaction
She Scanned
Calamine
Butterfly Effect
Aying
Fume
Charm
 

FRIDGE
CEEFAX
Output 1997

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EDM
Helicopter
Tricity
More Eh4 800
Jazz Loop
Robots In Disguise
EDM 2
Oracle
EDM 3
Zed Ex Ay Ti Wan

FRIDGE
SEMAPHORE
Output 1998

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Cassette
Furniture Boy
A Slow
Motorbus
Teletexed
Chroma
Lo Fat Diet
Swerve and Spin
Curdle
Lign
Stamper
There Is No Try
Micheal Knight
 

FRIDGE
SEVENS & TWELVES
Output 1998

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Anglepoised
For force
Astrozero
Jessica
Simple harm onic motion
Lign (Extended)
It's all on
EH4800 phase shifter
Sequoia
Orko
Traps
Concert in your house
Must be magic
Asthma
Fisa
Config
Lojen
Distance
 

FRIDGE
EPH
Go! Beat 1999

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Ark
Meum
Transience
Of
Tuum
Bad ischl
Yttrium
Aphelion
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