March 1, 2011

Aaron Frank records obscure bass music under the name Velma.

After releasing two of last year’s best LPs, Caribou and Four Tet have extended their contract in 2011, offering a new collaborative effort in the form of a split 12″, oddly revealed today in the comments section of Irish music blog, Nialler9. The forthcoming release from Kieren Hebden’s TEXT Records includes the new Four Tet track “Pinnacles,” debuted last week by the BBC’s Gilles Peterson, and a new bass heavy Caribou track titled “Ye Ye.” “Pinnacles” sees Four Tet stepping away from his traditional futuristic style with some vintage piano and drum samples, while Caribou, going under the moniker Daphni, delivers an unusually characteristic dance track with some ghostly, fading synths, a style favored by popular up-and-comers such as Egyptrixx and Joy Orbison. No word yet on if all future Four Tet releases will be announced in obscure comments sections and there is no date set for the split, but vinyl will likely be extremely limited and both tracks will surely become Rinse.FM favorites within 16 seconds.

Pinnacles by Four Tet

Daphni – Ye Ye by Caribouband

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