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Pause

Four TetAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Spanning four studio albums, remixes, and outstanding live shows amongst many other things, Kieran Hebden’s career remains rooted in all kinds of musical camps. In the past couple of years Four Tet has released his fourth album “Everything Ecstatic”, a DVD of music videos working with directors/artists such as Woof Wan Bau and Jason Evans, a DJ Kicks compilation as part of ... Read more in Amazon's Four Tet Store

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  • Audio CD (October 2, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Domino
  • ASIN: B00005OMH5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202,789 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Glue Of The World
2. Twenty Three
3. Harmony One
4. Parks
5. Leila Came Round And We Watched A Video
6. Untangle
7. Everything Is Alright
8. No More Mosquitoes
9. Tangle
10. You Could Ruin My Day
11. Hilarious Movie Of The 90's

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Kieran Hebden is, it has to be said, something of a genius. The groundwork for Pause was laid when Dialogue--his debut solo album under the guise of Four Tet--landed in 1999, an album that redrew the parameters of inventive dance music. A peculiar mix of live-sounding instrumental jazz and technologically super-precise laptop dance trickery, it sounded nothing like Hebden's actual group--the post-rockers Fridge--and, as it happened, very little like anything else in existence. Where Dialogue employed jazz sax and flute in its evocation of a 21st-century jazz meltdown, Pause goes even further, coiling whispers of harp and zither over layer-on-layers of fidgeting, rattling percussion. His inspirations? Well, like his friend and protégé:, Canadian tech-wizard Manitoba (whose Start Breaking My Heart is easily the equal of Pause), Hebden collects sounds and melodies from a dizzying array of places--ancient British folk music, the rattle of typewriter keys, the gurgle of running water, even a field recording of a children's playground. Genius? There really is no other word for it. --Louis Pattison

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PAUSE

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars already one of my top 3 cds of all time October 19, 2001
Format:Audio CD
not since the release of dj shadow's 'endtroducing' have i been so excited about an artist/album. this is some beautiful music. four tet(guitarist for fridge) uses sounds/samples/beats in the same fashion as dj shadow. this album is loaded with incredible sounds. don't get me wrong, it's not overly done, but the feel of the album is super solid. certain stand out tracks are, well, all of them. i don't really need to analyze any certain song for you because they are all equally great. four tet has another album prior to this release called 'dialogue'. if you like this album, have at the other. i listen to a lot of music. very rarely do i get an album that really re-instills my faith in music expression. four tet has done that with his two releases. i strongly suggest that you get his two albums. if you are into dj shadow, newer radiohead, boards of canada, fridge, or any other beat oriented instrumental music, you can and will not go wrong with these choices.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really spanky good August 6, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album for 30 some odd dollars and that kind of price always gives me a bit of vertigo, but when I put it on the stereo hi fi, well holy smoke, it was money well spent. I have this friend and he says if you can get a good moment for every dollar spent, then you can't complain. No complaints from this Four Tet album. The songs are all outstanding. If you like Tortoise, or Boards of Canada, or Matmos, or whatever else like that, then Four Tet will please you. The comparisons aren't perfect, because really Four Tet is pretty dang original. It's a buttery, organic, twinkle of a record, and I listen to it everyday along with the new Squarepusher and an old Fridge single (Fridge is another project of the Four Tet guy), and the new Plaid, and sometimes that new Fennesz album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Four Tet - Pause March 10, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Even if Four Tet didn't invent the "folktronica" tag, their debut for Domino Records, PAUSE, would certainly a poster child for it. Immediately on "Glue of the World," there's that delicate combination of lo-fi acoustic guitar, backed by a casual trip-hop beat. "Twenty Three" continues this track, but "Parks" takes things in a slightly darker mood with a lonely mandolin and woodwinds. "Tangle" gets things perky again with a light house beat and a harp, while "No More Mosquitoes" gets into some deep twisty funk. There's an overall mellowness to the album which is perfectly appealing to a day of laziness (or, as Four Tet puts it, "You Could Ruin My Day"). Finally, the combination of a music box and the glitchy repetition of a tone on "Hilarious Movie of the 90s" brings PAUSE to an end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
After hearing "Pause" for the first time, I immediately thought of that Everlast (House of Pain's former frontman) album that came out a few years ago...No doubt this will sound like blasphemy to those that only listen to electronic music, but in the same way that Everlast updated the Bob-Dylanesque, troubador one-man-and-his-guitar-and-harmonica sound to one-man-and-his-guitar-and-beatbox, so Four Tet brings a one-man-and-his-guitar-and-harddrive sound to electronica.
Of course there is no shortage of brilliant IDM albums that sound like they were cooked up in a bedroom by one or two guys--think early Aphex or Mu-Ziq--but it has been awhile, and never has acoustic guitar figured so prominently in an electronic release (to my knowledge).
This is a breezy, accessible album that can sound either upbeat or melancholy depending on one's mood; it's ideal for either Spring or Autumn. Immediately you'll hear influences of other artists--for me, it was Boards of Canada (without the sinister overtones), Arovane's brilliant "Tides," a little bit of Plone and Mu-Ziq, a dash of Iceland's MuM, maybe even some Prince (circa Purple Rain). But calling this derivative would be unfair to Four Tet. Kieran Hibden is clearly an artist to watch, especially at a time when so many of my favorite electronic artists--Orbital, Autechre, Plaid, Bola--have released sub-par efforts. Really enjoyable!
Btw, track 8, "No More Mosquitos", is as bad as others have said, and it mars this almost flawless release...I understand the campfire sing-along idea behind it, but it's ultimately just annoying...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Everyday Pleasures September 29, 2005
By LHB
Format:Audio CD
I'm a newcomer to this genre, so I only feel comfortable expressing a rather limited, personal observation on this wonderful music (I'm reviewing Pause here as well). I originally bought this because I was intrigued by the song selection on Four Tet's Late Night Tales. Ever since the early 70s I've loved what used to be called British Folk/Rock (Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Incredible String Band, Steeleye Span, early Strawbs, etc.) and was fascinated by the idea that a young person nowadays would draw on these bands as influences. Hebden manages to capture the "feel" of much of the music of these great artists much more convincingly than I would have thought. But what really blows me away about this music is precisely what some criticize it for: it's pervasive quality of everyday normalcy. The thing is, a sane everyday "normalcy" is anything but normal nowadays. Somehow, this fragile, delicate music--every time I listen to it-- gives me hope that everything will be all right, and that the smallest things can give infinite pleasure when the big things are eluding you at the moment. It IS, somehow, Spring or Autumn music just as "In the Court of the Crimson King" is Winter music. And it reminds me of just sitting around and being totally blissed out by the things that go on around you everyday. As another reviewer observantly noted, a little like Boards of Canada without the occasional vague, sinister undertone. Hebden also uses acoustic instruments and percussion very skillfully (and very beautifully), often to carry the main theme through his calm, electronic wanderings. This seems to be aimed at a younger audience than me, but too bad, I'm a complete fan. When you're in the mood, nothing else will do. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars "Pause" is full of great rhythms and a feeling it's autumn-time. The...
"Even being familiar with the samples and two songs used on a VW Lupo segment from the great Top Gear, the album felt refreshing and enriching even if you would have heard it the... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Visual Bureau
5.0 out of 5 stars never disappointed
this album is amazing in itself, but when i purchased it on vinyl it brought out a whole other side of this album that i love. won't be disappointed with this album.
Published on April 22, 2011 by S. johnson
3.0 out of 5 stars Searching for glitches
3 1/2

Four Tet's signature laptop cut-ups are on display throughout his sophomore release, even if it is not in full force. Read more
Published on July 31, 2008 by IRate
5.0 out of 5 stars a gem of an album
This album is my favorite by Four Tet. Rounds is probably a more solid album all around, but this has a more playful improvised feel to it. Read more
Published on May 21, 2008 by S. Sebastian
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Dissapointed at all.
After buying Pause only then did I decide to look at the reviews of it. Upon reading over some of the reviews I noticed that some people had other selections of artists that they... Read more
Published on December 20, 2007 by William
5.0 out of 5 stars *click click*
Computer keyboard is the main instrument. Its a great background to my day.
Published on May 12, 2006 by Matthew Dunlap
3.0 out of 5 stars oops! my bad
i seem to have made a mistake. my earlier review of this cd was meant for the everything ecstatic cd which i did not care for. Read more
Published on February 18, 2006 by jonin
3.0 out of 5 stars Careful... (3.5 stars)
For everyone who enjoyed "Rounds" and is considering "Pause" in hopes it will deliver on the same level, I urge you to spend your money elsewhere. Read more
Published on January 25, 2005 by Franz Douskey
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice- but doesn't have that umph!
Four Tet is great. Great to just sit back and chill, great to excercise to, great cook to, clean to, drink to... etc. Unfortunately, sometimes that's just not enough! Read more
Published on May 1, 2004 by W. Hwang
5.0 out of 5 stars Indeed worthy of the 5 Star Rating....
Producer/Composer/Mixer/Turntablist "Kieran Hebden", creates a unique record, by making a record that is parts "DJ Shadow", and taking the scratchy Trip-hop of "Portishead", and... Read more
Published on October 30, 2003 by fetish_2000
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