Madlib broadcasts new album with 4 Tet, shares tune: Hear
On Sunday, Four Tet announced that an album he had made with Madlib over the past few years would be out soon. Sound Ancestors will be available in January through Madlib Invasion. The first track “Road of the Lonely Ones” was released this morning on Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC Radio 6 show. Listen to it on the BBC’s playback feature (chat with Four Tet starts at 1:09:05 AM) or via the streaming services listed below. Four Tet described the making of the album on Instagram:
“He’s always making tons of music in all kinds of styles and I was listening to some of his new beats and studio sessions when I got the idea that it would be great to hear some of those ideas on a Madlib solo album. Not made into beats for singers, but arranged into tracks that can all flow together in an album that should be listened to from start to finish. I introduced him to this concept when we were having a good meal one day and we decided to work on it together with him and send me tracks, loops, ideas and experiments that I would arrange, edit, manipulate and combine . I have received hundreds of pieces of music over a couple of years and during that time I have put together this album with all the parts that fit my vision. “
After last year’s Freddie Gibbs collaboration Bandana, Madlib Nonames produced “Song 33”, revived his Jahari Massamba Unit project and published collaborations with Mr. Muthafuckin ‘eXquire and Oh No.
On Friday, Four Tet released two new songs that were created in collaboration with Burial and Thom Yorke. A busy year followed for Kieran Hebden, who released the album Sixteen Oceans and remixed songs by Tame Impala, Caribou and Krust.
Read Pitchfork’s “Don’t Call Madlib, He’s Calling You” feature.