Burial, Four Tet and Thom Yorke are three names that need no introduction. The trio is well known for their own exploits within music, but their collaborations are just as known. Though it’s been nine years since their last work together, the three have returned with a new double A-Side release of two songs “Her Revolution” and “His Rope” that exemplify modern electronic music.
“Her Revolution” has a soft build that highlights what Burial and Four Tet have become known for in terms of sound. The vocals from Yorke are muddled in their presentation yet they work well. The deciphering of the words isn’t as important as the way the song is constructed, showcasing the strengths of the three artists while offering up a forward sound in the process. The intermingled tones alone are on another level.
With “His Rope” there’s more of a drop. The clap heavy beat and the swirls of notes that are offered have a chill stride where here Yorke has a more natural delivery system to his vocals. While the graces of sound create their own universe that sounds like it was recorded under water, the general vibe of the song is on par with what you’ve come to expect from these three. The production is minimal yet very involved at the same time. The slow rush of the sound is masterful and delivers a song that’s hard to turn away from.
Both songs can be heard above or wherever you stream music. They’re also available from all digital music stores via XL Recordings. The rare vinyl was sent to independent music stores so be on the lookout for your own copy.
Image Credits: Photo by Alex Lake.