sufi.said . . four.tet

'a sufi and a killer', the debut release from Gonjasufi, at warp records. a lot of mystery and rumors were spreading around his name all that time, while warp trying to promote it with an awkward way: sufi said, sufy says, sufi will say. production by flying lotus and gaslamp killer. eastern melodies, dub sounds, unsound hip hop, a taste of psychedelic elements, and final his expressive and individual vocals compose his unique sound. for me, the album of the year. sufi said:
In order to get the conviction behind the words, it took 30 years of a lot of frustration and despair…continual tests of faith. Day to day struggling. Bottled-up energy, then all of a sudden, the way it came out seemed perfect…it kept flowing. Continually flowing out of me." .... "I just hope this record reaches people at the point when they're one foot out the window and looking down and that song comes on through the speakers and they pull their foot back through the windows and say "wait a minute - let me re-evaluate the situation..". If anything I would pray that people find the ability to find themselves in the music."...
new album from kieran hebden, as four tet at domino records. definitely this is worth mentioning, considering his 7 years absence. an album that works best taken whole, rather than broken into individual tracks. it's both heady and physical, subtle but powerful music for thinking and moving or ideally doing both at the same time. something we need after so time, as four tet has understood the simple power of sound. don't forget to put this also the list with the albums of the year.