Four Tet just released the best dance album of the year so far. It's trippy, trance-y, inventive and rocks very solidly.
The man shows off his expert use of the hit-hat, kick drums, full bass and killer hooks acquired during his years as a remixers and in his own experimental jazz projects. Then he wraps it all in a hypnotic, nuanced package, at times reminiscent of Orb, sometimes Lemon Jelly, but all original. The vocals are sparse and the first track "Angel Echoes" sounds like Annie Lennox. And check out the samba in "Plastic People."
It gets better with every listening.