The pair first teamed up back in 2009 to create ‘Moth’, a nine-minute track landing on Four Tet’s imprint Text Records alongside a second track titled ‘Wolf Club’.
‘Nova’, another collaborative release from the two producers, came later in 2012. Neither tracks have received a digital release and were only restricted to limited edition vinyl copies.
“Burial + Four Tet - Nova/Moth will get a digital release on Friday,” Kieran posted on Twitter last night. The shock announcement stirred fans all over the globe - much like the pair’s surprise release of their two-track record alongside Thom Yorke in 2020.
Burial + Four Tet - Nova/Moth will get a digital release on Friday pic.twitter.com/HGspiGzmJO— Four Tet (@FourTet) February 9, 2022
‘Her Revolution/His Rope’ saw the artists link back up for the first time in over eight years with fellow producer Thom Yorke via XL Recordings.
Read this next: Burial is returning with a new EP, 'Antidawn'
Since then, Burial has returned with a more steady release of new music through Kode9’s long-running label Hyperdub, bringing the likes of Blackdown on board ‘Shock Power Of Love’, and later dropping the long-awaited B-side to ‘Dolphinz’, titled ‘Chemz’.
In January, Burial also released his longest record since 2007’s iconic LP, ‘Untrue’. The 5-track release named ‘Antidawn’ saw the producer shift to a more experimental and ambient sound.
Meanwhile, Hebden has been fighting a legal dispute over streaming royalties with his former record label, Domino. The legal battle has since finished and Hebden has now signed a new publishing agreement with Universal Music.
Gemma Ross is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter