One of last year’s great under-the-radar albums was Four Tet’s Pink, the singles compilation that moved Kieran Hebden’s production further away from warm electro-acoustic romanticism and toward intricately constructed skeletal dance music. And now, Hebden’s gone way back to the other side of the spectrum, posting 0181, a compilation of some of his very earliest productions. The 40-minute mix puts together tracks that Hebden made between 1997 and 2001, and it’s pretty striking how completely he had his whole sound already figured out. Stream or download below.
Hebden is planning a vinyl release of 0181 on his own Text label.