A collaborative album from Four Tet and Madlib has been announced.
Four Tet dropped a snippet of information about the album back in October, but the UK producer has now confirmed its release, revealing the title 'Madlib - Sound Ancestors' and a release date of January 2021.
In a social media post, Four Tet wrote: "A few months ago I completed work on an album with my friend Madlib that we’d been making for the last few years. He is always making loads of music in all sorts of styles and I was listening to some of his new beats and studio sessions when I had the idea that it would be great to hear some of these ideas made into a Madlib solo album. Not made into beats for vocalists to use but instead arranged into tracks that could all flow together in an album designed to be listened to start to finish."
"I put this concept to him when we were hanging out eating some nice food one day and we decided to work on this together with him sending me tracks, loops, ideas and experiments that I would arrange, edit, manipulate and combine. I was sent hundreds of pieces of music over a couple of years stretch and during that time I put together this album with all the parts that fitted with my vision."
Madlib also shared the first track, 'Road Of The Lonely Ones', before sharing Four Tet's post with the text '2021'.
Listen to 'Road Of The Lonely Ones' below.
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