Four Tet expands on the new age meditations of his recent singles with a freshly focused “New Energy”. Fully formed within the endlessly possible creative confines of Ableton Live, “New Energy” follows on from 2015’s “Morning / Evening” and features contributions from Tom Baker & Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.
Casually building hype and excitement in his usual way, Four Tet announced the album via a title and tracklisting photo on Twitter a few weeks back, following this with a slew of surprise vinyl-only 12″s, one of album tracks and a cheeky one of edits as KH, “New Energy” lands at a time when he is very much in the centre of the limelight. Mixing his usual classic trip-hop leanings with a digitized melodic and at times melancholic edge, New Energy neatly pulls together the lighter ends of “Beautiful Rewind’s” house moves and “Morning / Evening’s” lush atmospherics. This is most perfectly pieced together on the twisted wheel UKG of Scientists, an offering of solace to those waiting for a new collab 12″ with Burial to form.