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 this special album that showcases a
two-decade long friendship that has resulted in an album that follows
Madlib’s classics like Quasimoto’s The Unseen, Madvillainy 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. 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.” - Kieren Hebden AKA Four Tet

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 this special album that showcases a
two-decade long friendship that has resulted in an album that follows
Madlib’s classics like Quasimoto’s The Unseen, Madvillainy 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. 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.” - Kieren Hebden AKA Four Tet

989327004420

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Format: CD
Label: MLBI
Rel. Date: 03/05/2021
UPC: 989327004420

Sound Ancestors (arranged By Kieran Hebden)
Artist: Madlib
Format: CD
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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 this special album that showcases a
two-decade long friendship that has resulted in an album that follows
Madlib’s classics like Quasimoto’s The Unseen, Madvillainy 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. 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.” - Kieren Hebden AKA Four Tet