Boomkat Product Review:
Intended as a teaser for his upcoming DJ Kicks compilation, 'Pockets' is a brand new track from Ol' Curly Hebdon, and sees the London-based production maestro introducing a brusquer electronic sound to his post-jazz-electronica oeuvre. Brisk and to the point, 'Pockets' is a feel-good coalition of high-kicking synth stabs, fizzing electronics and a cascading set of beats that are breathless to the end. Showing that whilst his free-jazz escapades have been more than welcome, Four Tet still has something in the store for those who prefer his Percee P hook-up to the more abstract shenanigans. Backed by a minimalistic take on 'Pockets' (wherein the more excitable sheen is reduced to a much leaner and svelte electronic beast), Four Tet suggests that there's more to Hebdon than well-intentioned collaborations. Pocket rocket!