Four Tet and Caribou have contributed a track apiece to a new split 12″ on the former’s Text Records label.
The Four Tet track is called ‘Pinnacles’, and is a lush, almost trancey disco-house groove with lots of pianos and pinging synths; very simple in its essence, but beautifully crafted, and highly addictive. Dan ‘Caribou’ Snaith adopts a new alias, Daphni, for his track, ‘Ye Ye’ – heads-down techno growler that has to be one of his best, and least fussy, productions of recent years.
It’s a 12″ made for the dancefloor, but showcasing each artist’s pop nous and gift for melody. You can listen to both tracks below, ‘Pinnacles’ courtesy of a radio rip from Gilles Peterson’s BBC Radio 1 show, and ‘Ye Ye’ via Snaith’s Soundcloud [via Pitchfork].
Text Records was established by Kieran Hebden in 2001, but spent much of the noughties on ice. Since 2008 there’s been a steady stream of releases once more, including 2009’s Burial + Four Tet 12″, ‘Moth’ / ‘Wolf Cub’.
Four Tet – ‘Pinnacles’ (radio rip)
Daphni – ‘Ye Ye’