The new announcement comes as no surprise to those who know the background of the twin producers. The pair attended the same London high school, have both remixed Radiohead and share a love of unusual production techniques. Indeed, back when Burial’s identity was a secret many observers presumed that Four Tet was behind the recordings.
With rhythm tracks built from natural clicks and bangs, Burial and Four Tet share a love of organic sound. Burial erupted onto the plate led dubstep scene with no introduction. His debut album stunned dub heads, while the Mercury nominated album ‘Untrue’ was a critical triumph, leading to much anticipation for his next move.
Four Tet meanwhile has been lumbered with the folktronica tag for too long. Virtually inventing the entirely fictitious genre with his album ‘Pause’ the producer has been trying to escape the label ever since, taking on board new techno influences and abandoning his array of samples for something more streamlined.
It is not known if the two were aware of each other while attending high school. Astonishingly, members of Hot Chip were also at the school – what a reunion that’d be!
Released via Text, this new 12 inch is a mouth watering release by two of the finest musical minds in Britain today.