Four Tet (Live)
Tim Exile (Live)
DJ Platinumray (F.E.S.)
Saturday Febuary 28
Andrew’s Lane Theatre
Doors 10pm till late
Tickets 25 from Road Records, City Discs, Spindizzy & online at wwww.tickets.ie/umack
u:mack’s club night Static is set to return in 2009, with a residency in Dublin’s Andrew’s Lane Theatre.
We’ve lined up some great guests for the launch night on saturday febuary 28.We’re really thrilled that the headline act is a live set by the wonderful Four Tet. Tim Exile will also be performing live.
Tim has just signed to Warp records, and he’s the label’s most exciting signing since Battles. we’ve been lucky enough to hear some of his forthcoming album (due out in March) and its really amazing.
We’ve got some great acts lined up to play at static over the first half of next year, including some artists we’ve been trying to book for years. we’re really happy to do be doing the club in Andrews Lane, ever since we had Liars play there in june we’ve wanted to set up a regular club night there.We’ll be announcing more line ups real soon
Kieran Hebden began releasing material as Four Tet in 1998 with the
36 minute, 25 second single Thirtysixtwentyfive on Trevor Jackson’s Output Recordings label. Later that year, he released a second single, the jazz-influenced “Misnomer”. 1999’s Dialogue, again on Output, was Four Tet’s first full-length album release and fused hip hop drum lines with dissonant jazz samples. This was followed by the double A-side single “Glasshead”/”Calamine”, which was to be Four Tet’s last release on Output.
In late 1999, Warp Records released Warp 10 + 3: Remixes, a tenth-anniversary compilation of remixes of Warp tracks; Hebden contributed a remix of the opening track of Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II. This relatively high profile exposure attracted new interest in Four Tet from fans of electronica and intelligent dance music, genres in which the Warp brand has a preeminent status.
In 2001, Four Tet’s second album Pause was released on Domino Records and found Hebden using more folk and electronic samples, which was quickly dubbed “folktronica” by the media and press in an attempt to label the style (often also applied to artists such as Isan and Gravenhurst). Rounds was released in May 2003. It was Hebden’s most ambitious album to date, incorporating diverse samples such as the mandolin on “Spirit Fingers” and a rubber duck on the closing track “Slow Jam”. Three singles were released from the album: “She Moves She”, “As Serious as Your Life”, and “My Angel Rocks Back and Forth”. This last single was released as an EP featuring remixes by electronica duo Icarus and Isambard Khroustaliov along with additional Four Tet tracks “I’ve Got Viking in Me” and “All the Chimes”. An accompanying DVD featured all of Four Tet’s videos to date. In addition, the closing track “Slow Jam” was featured in a U.S. Nike commercial in 2001 and 2002; Hebden edited the track on the back of the bus with his laptop while on a tour with Fridge.
At the beginning of 2003, Four Tet opened for Radiohead on their European tour. A remix of the song “Scatterbrain” from Radiohead’s sixth studio album Hail to the Thief was included on their 2004 EP COM LAG (2plus2isfive). Furthermore, Hebden was among the people thanked by Radiohead in the booklet accompanying their 2007 In Rainbows “discbox” release. A live album named Live in Copenhagen 30th March 2004 was released in April 2004 as a limited edition, available only through the Domino Records website.
In March and April 2005, Four Tet performed two shows of improvisational music, in collaboration with jazz drummer Steve Reid, in Paris and London. He also appears on Steve Reid Ensemble 2005 album Spirit Walk. This collaboration was extended into a series of international tours, and the release of two albums, The Exchange Session Vol. 1 and The Exchange Session Vol. 2 over the course of
2005 and 2006.
His fourth studio album Everything Ecstatic was released on Domino on
23 May 2005. The video for the lead single, “Smile Around the Face”, features actor Mark Heap. The album brought with it another shift in style, leaving behind the breezy “folktronica” of Pause and Rounds for a darker, more complex sound. On 7 November 2005, Domino has released a DVD version of Everything Ecstatic featuring video clips for each track of the album plus a CD with new material.
Hebden has also remixed, under the Four Tet name, tracks by a wide range of artists including Madvillain, Andrew Bird, Bloc Party, Super Furry Animals, Beth Orton, Badly Drawn Boy, The Notwist, Boom Bip, Battles, Kings of Convenience, Steve Reich, Lars Horntveth, Bonobo, Rothko, Thom Yorke and Radiohead. On 25 September 2006, Domino Records released Remixes, a two-disc compilation of Four Tet remixes.
The first disc contains twelve Four Tet remixes selected by Hebden, with the second disc comprising of every official remix to date (both by Hebden himself and by other artists) of Four Tet tracks, many of which had previously been available on vinyl only. A new EP, Ringer, was released on 21 April 2008.
The man who never sits down has found a seat. Those who know Tim’s work to date might know his high-intensity improvised live sets, his precision adrenaline electronics or his earlier drum and bass and techno releases.
After recently signing with Warp records, his prism has shifted in a plane unknown along a vector untold to a bold and shining orientation. Listen and you’ll hear the sound of flight to heart and hearth, distant voices of the unity of man and universe and the spectral saturation of waves of creation crashing on the shore of destruction.
Unbutton your future and come and see the other side.
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