TOTW: “⣎⡇ꉺლ༽இ•̛)ྀ◞ ༎ຶ ༽ৣৢ؞ৢ؞ؖ ꉺლ” _ ” ʅ(ƟӨ)ʃ ꐑ(ཀ ඊູ ఠీੂ೧ູ࿃ूੂ✧✧✧✧✧✧ළඕั࿃ूੂ࿃ूੂ”

This Four Tet side project is intentionally obtuse. With the name of the artist and all tracks being in the Webdings font its virtually impossible to find internationally.

I first heard the track “/ , ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉ ̸ ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉ ̸ ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉ ̸ ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉ ̸ ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉ ̸ ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑” through streaming aggregation. But on first listen before I was aware of the tracks heritage i knew it was made by a producer with a clear vision and talent.

Although hard to find and under a different name. The music from ⣎⡇ꉺლ༽இ•̛)ྀ◞ ༎ຶ ༽ৣৢ؞ৢ؞ؖ ꉺლ never sounds throw away or unfinished and could easily fit on a normal Four Tet Release.

ʅ(ƟӨ)ʃ ꐑ(ཀ ඊູ ఠీੂ೧ູ࿃ूੂ✧✧✧✧✧✧ළඕั࿃ूੂ࿃ूੂ opens the latest double tracked single release with a deep kick drum and busy shuffling hi hat sound that is one of Four Tet’s staples. Unintelligible female vocal samples and a synth provide the two main melodies that weave between each other.

It is a perfect example of what Four Tet does so well. He gets the most he can from only a hand full of elements by using clever arrangement and choosing said elements carefully.

Its this application of techniques that have become Four Tets style. Its simplicity requires a skilled producer to get it right time and time again and Four Tet has achieved it so many times its become synonymous with his sound no matter when pseudonym he records under.


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