Music / January 29, 2021

Listen to Madlib’s album ‘Sound Ancestors’

Madlib, July 2016 (Noam Galai/Getty Images)
Music / January 29, 2021

Listen to Madlib’s album ‘Sound Ancestors’

Words: Dylan Murphy

Sound Ancestors was made in collaboration with Four Tet and lands via Madlib Invazion.

Legendary producer Madlib has joined forces with Electronic Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet for the release of his album Sound Ancestors. The music is credited to Madlib, however, Four Tet revealed he edited, arranged, and mastered the album.

It follows the release of the singles ‘Hopprock‘ and ‘Road of the Lonely Onesand maintains Madlib’s record of stellar collaborations.

Speaking on the album’s creation Four Tet said, “I was listening to some of [Madlib’s] 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.”

Continuing he noted, “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.”

Listen to Sound Ancestors below:

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