New | August 3, 2017
Four Tet
Planet

Label: self release   Genre: Electronic

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“Planet,” the newest single from Kieran Hebden’s project Four Tet, is an entrancing piece of dance music. Following up last month’s “Two Thousand and Seventeen,” the track provides a flurry of vocal samples and strings delivered over a driving beat. The cut up vocal samples sound as if they’re gasping for breath against the rhythm, unable to stop from moving with it. Buzzing in intervals is an MRI-sounding ringing mixing with ringing piano notes. This structure provides the ability for Hebden’s strings and synths to embrace an almost random and chaotic melody giving the feeling of a space jazz trip. But the beauty of “Planet” is how moving it is. Literally. The track makes it impossible for the listener to remain still throughout its duration. It’s proof that the most danceable music doesn’t have to depend on big drops and stadium synths, but rather its own push to get its audience to move.


Four Tet
Planet