According to a lengthy Instagram post written by Four Tet, the two producers have been working on this project for a few years now. The English producer explains that he originally told Madlib to create a solo album for his beats to “all flow together in an album designed to be listened to start to finish” instead of one for vocalists. They decided to team up for the project — Madlib sent “hundreds of pieces of music over” to Four Tet, and the electronic music producer arranged, edited, manipulated and combined these “tracks, loops, ideas and experiments” to create Sound Ancestors.
Stream Four Tet and Madlib’s “Road Of The Lonely Ones” on Spotify. Sound Ancestors drops January 2021.
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