Four Tet – Parallel Jalebi | Track Review | By Volume

Understand that I am only as he made me: a faithful servant to all of the noise, all of the lights, all of the flashing in my head. Laura Stevenson - Wheel
FT Parallel jalebi

Four Tet

Parallel Jalebi

Comments (0)
Author: on September 23, 2013

Four Tet’s use of feminine vocals often instills a deep sense of compassion into his instrumental tracks, a sensuality that elevates his most resonant work. Our first taste of Beautiful Rewind, the amazingly titled “Parallel Jalebi” is a longing for intimacy left curiously out-of-reach. The percussive stutter launching the track is smeared with slippery R&B croons, glazing the surface with viscous desire, yearning that seems destined for chagrin. But the feeling is unwavering, in spite of the callous disregard on the receiving end. Hebden brings the tension to focus by cutting it out, employing a break passage to astounding effect: a lone bassline idles in place before the vocal loop resurfaces, faintly layering itself back to posture. There’s brevity in the reconstruction, yet no diminish in the spellbinding trance — his confidence is asserted through the music’s brisk arrangement. Hebden is a seasoned pro, and he leaves no space in his track to entertain otherwise. “Parallel Jalebi” is a stunning lead single that foreshadows the full statement of that fact.

Shuffle

christinavantzou-no.2
Christina Vantzou - No. 2
read more
Boards of Canada
Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
read more
Bob_Dylan_-_Tempest
Bob Dylan - Tempest
read more
TRR213_CD_Booklet_RE21003_OUTSIDE
Mono - For My Parents
read more
menopen
The Men - Open Your Heart
read more
stop talking
Johnny Foreigner - Stop Talking About Ghosts
read more
tdb
Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
read more
Ought - More Than Any Other Day - By Volume
Ought - More Than Any Other Day
read more

Stay on top of the best new music!

By Volume Weekly is a digest of the newest, sharpest music across genres and boundaries. We'll send you one easy email a week and nothing else. Just tap in your details below and you're ready to go.
* indicates required