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Four Tet, ‘There Is Love in You’ (Domino)

SPIN iconBy: SPIN Staff // December 23, 2009

Ever since Kieran Hebden dropped the idyllic laptop classic Rounds in 2003, he’s chased his free jazz muse almost exclusively, collaborating with percussionist Steve Reid on a handful of thorny improv albums and layering chaotic skronks on 2005’s Everything Ecstatic. But while he name-checks fiery saxophonist Albert Ayler on “Love Cry,” the track’s steady, nine-minute crest signals Hebden’s return to meticulous melodicism. A glitchy throb propels “Sing,” while tracks like the warm, burbling “This Unfolds” and “She Likes to Fight” (built from gentle guitars and clockwork chimes) signal Four Tet’s full-circle journey.

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