Text Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
On 12” vinyl or CD on Text. In perfect indemnible style, Four Tet releases his new album on his own imprint shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Only info in this is via his bareboned tweets, giving us the front cover and the fact that there are only two songs, each around 20 minute mark in length, one entitled Morning Side, the other (shockingly) Evening Side. I’ve already bought it, my friends have already bought it, and so should YOU!?!
Here's Taraval, with his summer hit 'Aardvark' on a brand, crisp new 12. One of the most 'track ID?' requested tracks of this summer's festivals and club circuits, Aardvark is a total high-energy banger that has been hammered by the likes of Daphni, Floating Points and Four Tet. Wobble-bass meets metallic clattering melody and rhythm. Also included are the bubbling and simmering 'Pumpkin' and the shimmer of 'Basketball Cookie' on the flip. 12" on Text.
Release number two from Taraval, cannily titled Taraval II. The 12” EP is released by Text, the imprint of Kieran Hebden (aka Mr Four Tet). These four tracks have cool, stuttering rhythms and a fresh feel to them: this certainly sounds like a member of the extended Four Tet family. Limited edition 12”.
- Vinyl 12" (TEXT040)
- In stock and ready to ship
- Limited edition
Yes, Hebden's here. Releasing very soon indeed is his newest Four Tet record and hopefully it'll be slightly more inventive than the laissez-faire samplefest that was Morning / Evening. It's got a nice cover and he's extremely good at making the electronic music he makes, need we say more, no we needn't.
- Vinyl Double LP (TEXT046LP)
- Vinyl 12" (TEXT031)
- £6.99 £4.19 (saving: £2.80)
- In stock and ready to ship
Kieran Heben, known colloquially as Mr. Tet, serves up another 12" release on his TEXT imprint. This time around, he takes a sparkly underworld tune from John Beltran, "Faux". On the flip, it gets the Four Tet remix treatment, which is a colourful take on the tune's blank surface. Dream on, friends: his remix goes for over seven minutes.
Question by KH......the KH in question is electronic whizz-man (surely too old to be considered a kid now?) Kieran Hebden of Four Tet fame. Very little information has been given to us about this one sided 12”. It is on Four Tet’s current label of choice, Text. Is it a sneaky peak into Four Tet’s forthcoming album, New Energy? That’s a good question.
Ser Kieran "Hebden" Tet IV is back with another limited 12" on his own Text imprint, this time to a more reasonable 1000 copies. Sorry, discogs ripoff merchants. This time round, he seems to have dedicated one track to the location of the O2 Academy, Brixton, and the other to our humble home. Two of his biggest loves.
By the time you read this description the record may well have sold out. This is an eagerly awaited release of the talked about in hushed tones 'Strings Of Life' by the man best known as Four Tet and the late Steve Reid. If that isn't enough for you, you get the warm fuzzy feeling from knowing that all proceeds go to the Steve Reid foundation. In case you want any more inducement to buy (you shouldn't) this also comes packaged in a lush hand made letter press sleeve. This will not hang about. Do not sleep.
Every single thing about this release is minimal: Joe’s boldly basic moniker, the sleeveless nature of the white label record, even the fact that only one side of the record has any music on it. You would think that all the thought and design has gone into the track itself until you hear it and realise that it is a loop of sample of a Bobby McFerrin track probably knocked up in 5 minutes. Music is so over. Thinkin About is released on Four Tet’s Text label.
The first full length album from NYC’s darling of the latest scene Anthony Naples and it’s a cracker. Body Pill is released on Four Tet’s Text Records. Laid back deconstructed melodies with elegant strings and a damn catchy beat - touches of Todd Terje’s love of synthetic sounds that add a certain frisson to the tracks. Vinyl.
- Vinyl 12" (TEXT024)
- Limited edition
Four Tet (Fourtet)
Pink was first issued a few years ago as a digital-only compilation of vinyl-only 12” tracks that Four Tet had slipped out under the radar. Now they are back on vinyl again, but this time as a single, coherent collection. It’s all about the high quality shuffle here, Kieran working his magic over the course of 8 club-length tracks. 2LP on Text.
Four Tet's 'Beautiful Rewind' was super referential, calling back the dance music it was inspired by and paying homage to the UK's pirate radio scene. These three remixes of his most dance/garage influenced work ever continue his propulsive intent, with a hypnotic beat from Jay Daniel to complement "Aerial" and an attempt to go deeper down the rabbit hole and turn "Buchla" fully house from Steven Davis Jr. 'Beautiful Rewind Remixes' supplements Four Tet's original content well, trying to mirror his enthusiasm for making honest-to-god dance music.
Aerial (Jay Daniel remix)
Buchla (Seven Davis Jr remix)
Crush (PhOtOmachine remix)
Four Tet has been collaborating! His Text label is dropping this new 12” recorded with UK Funky producer Champion: you can hear his style meshing with Four Tet’s classic production touches. Flip Side and Disparate bounce along with a slick energy. This 12” is strictly limited in numbers, so only one per customer!
Four Tet has been collaborating! His Text label is dropping this 12” recorded with Designer, a Melbourne-based producer. Mothers is a brand-new track from the pair, while Dark was put together back in 2013. This 12” is strictly limited in numbers, so we are only allowing one per customer!
For those summer days, where you need chill music, good vibes and to cool down, Blatant Water Cannon is what you need. A-side Ascii Bot is swell, of course, with Percussions’ namesake being only part of the story - of course the bass drum carries everything, but the ecstatic fluttering melodies and twirling bubbles of sound really complete the package.