Madlib and Four Tet are releasing a new collaborative album. It’s titled Sound Ancestors and it’s being released in January via Madlib Invazion. The first track they’ve released is titled “Road of the Lonely Ones,” and you can hear it below.
Four Tet’s Kieran Hebden released a statement about the album:
A few months ago I completed work on an album with my friend Madlib that we’d been making for the last few years. 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.
Eothan Alapatt worked with us on the whole project guiding and advising and has now prepared the album for release. He’s had Bernie Grundman cut the vinyl and everything is in production and will be ready soon.
The album ‘Madlib – Sound Ancestors’ is being released January 2021.
Four Tet’s “Love Salad” is featured on our list of the Top 100 Songs of 2020.