Four Tet – Love Cry (Joy Orbison Remix)
There is nothing better than when one brilliant artist remixes another brilliant artists track, unless the first brilliant artist then remixes the remix and then you’ve got sonic divinity. Firstly, in order to make sense and wholly appreciate the graceful techno wonderment that is the Joy Orbison Love Cry remix you must understand the pure essence of the track and the innovative genius behind the original. Love cry is a lusciously sculpted, uplifting work composed by Kieran Hebden of Four Tet, incorporating aspects of krautrock, blissful drones, repetitive one-note rhythms and vocal lines reminiscent of 90’s UK garage, finished off with a touch of quintessential Four Tet guitar melodies. If you’re thinking, how could that possibly get better, your right, it can’t. Although the Joy Orbison remix is definitely on par, it’s just an alternative perspective of the same reality. Introduced by Kieran Hebden himself quoting “floating points and dark stars” it successfully preserves the beauty of the original, with elegant electro beats somewhere between garage with an air of detroit techno and minimal house accompanied by transcending repetitive melodies. I could continue to throw genres at it but it won’t do it any justice. Love cry remixes LP was released on 23rd november including a track by Roska an artist at the forefront of the UK funky scene. Also Four Tet and Joy Orbison will be touring the UK early next year in light of Four Tet’s new album ‘There Is Love In You’ to be released 25th January. Expect amazing things, Shalom.
words Aaron Jolly