Ahead of their impending world tour, the British duo Bicep released a remix of the airy, tweaky ‘Opal’ by none other than Four Tet.
Unsurprising is that the four-minute song was expanded to more than seven minutes, but upon first listen you may be a little thrown off by hearing the original track largely intact. It seems like a strangely non-invasive approach for Four Tet, but after a couple minutes, the ethereal weird of Kieran Hebden slowly layers atop, then consumes the original, ultimately shifting into something new enough to be recognizable as a product of Four Tet, but with enough of the original intact to know where it came from. As per usual with Four Tet, it’s clever and cheeky.
The remix is set for release on white label/black sleeve 12″ vinyl on April 28, backed with a new original from Bicep titled, ‘Helix,’ following their established nomenclature of short, punchy song titles. By now, I feel confident that it will stand up well on its own, much as the case with ‘Metro’ and ‘DLR’ off of their Glue EP. The track is available for digital purchase or vinyl preorder here.
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