Here Four Tet Kieran Hebden has his way with the Tishoumaren gyspy folk-blues avatars Tinariwen in seven-minute remix fashion. The African outfit’s latest LP for ANTI- Tassili is the first of theirs to abandon electric guitars in favor of acoustics, which makes Four Tet’s cut-and-paste electronic manipulations of this TVOTR-guesting track ironic, and typically creative. There’s three movements: one for the Tinariwen-sung part, another for the Tunde-and-Kyp bit, sending it off with a looped-sample arrangement. If “Touareg house” wasn’t already genre before, and I’m thinking it wasn’t, Four Tet just sort of did that.
Tinariwen – Tenere taqqim tossam (Four Tet remix) by Four Tet
(via P4K via Prefix)
Tassili is out now via Anti-.