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Music by Madlib Edited, Arranged and Mastered by Kieren Hebden aka Four Tet; Vinyl Lacquered by Bernie Grundman in L.A.


Gil Evans to Miles Davis...Holger Czukay to the ensemble known as Can...Jean Claude Vannier to Serge Gainsbourg on Histoire de Melody Nelson. That's the only way to explain the specificity of Four Tet and Madlib's collaboration, in the special album, Sound Ancestors, that showcases a two-decade long friendship. The collection follows in the big shoes of Madlib classics like Quasimoto's The UnseenMadvillainy and his Pinata and Bandana albums with Freddie Gibbs.

"A few months ago I completed work on an album with my friend Madlib that we'd been making for the last few years," explains Kieren Hebden aka Four Tet. "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."


Music by Madlib. Edited, arranged and mastered by Kieran Hebden. Lacquered by Bernie Grundman in L.A. Art direction by Errol Richardson. Photography by Richard Foster.

Madlib - Sound Ancestors (Arranged By Kieran Hebden) (Vinyl LP)

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