At precisely 12:42am 5th March 2012, Four Tet’s Twitter feed directed thousands to a soundcloud link to his latest collaboration with Burial – a track called ‘Nova’. This is the third time the two titans have collaborated and each time they do it resets the bar in electronic music.
‘Nova’ itself is an absolute joy (how could it not be with Four Tet and Burial involved?). A swirling six minutes of distant synths and classic Burial drums with an ethereal drape of far-away vocals that slowly peels itself apart into its pure essence.
We can expect to see the track released soon on Kieran Hebden’s Text label. It will be the thirteenth release and judging by the sheer volume of listens and favourites on soundcloud, the track is likely to be one of the most popular releases to date.
This is good music. Very good music.
By Joni Roome