The modern music loving New Yorker, well acquainted with twenty-somethings’ cacophonous and chaotic reign of Brooklyn and underground music at large, was bound to find something approaching solace in the skillful hands of wedding band and t-shirt-clad Four Tet, pseudonym for Kieran Hebden, last Wednesday at the British DJ/producer’s sold-out show at Le Poisson Rouge.
The Greenwich Village show kicked off the American leg of Hebden’s tour for his fifth album, “There Is Love In You”, which was released last month by British independent label Domino Records. Along with seamlessly stringing his set together, Hebden infused his already shockingly unpretentious tracks with freshness by incorporating nonstandard improvisation, such as including a tone-generator from his iPhone. An audience-demanded encore capped Hebden’s ninety-minute, live set after which the veteran humbly thanked the audience.
Though a relatively little-known name, Hebden’s career boasts collaborations with some of the industry’s biggest names, creating remixes for artists such as Aphex Twin, Explosions in the Sky, and Andrew Bird and opening for Radiohead for their 2003 European tour.
This tour marks his departure from his residency at London club, Plastic People, which Hebden cites as a massive inspiration and focus group for the development of his new material.
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