The latest fruits of the musical friendship between Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) and Steve Reid ( Behind the skins of a gazillion legendary acts – James Brown, Fela Kuti, Miles Davis & More ) is out this week. Tongues is the apogee of the duo’s releases thus far. By restricting each track to roughly five minutes, they allow the listener a more focused and vicarious experience than last years Exchange Sessions.
It’s an interesting pairing between established jazz drummer and young explorative electronic producer particularly live, and the dynamic shines through on single “The Sun Never Sets” as Hebden’s electronics cavort with Reid’s various drum styles throughout the track until Hebden goes on signature “Is my CD skipping or is it supposed to be like that?” mode. Also below is the Audion remix of People be Happy/Rhythm Dance which will released on limited 12″ along with a remix from James Holden, which may be worth a purchase.