Fourtet – Dialogue

Author: Jyoti Mishra
Date: 1999/03/05

Bought this just off ukma recommendation. 12 track album that most reminds me of the Notwist, though can’t quite say why. It’s a lot more jazz than the Notwist and far less glum but there’s something…. It also reminded me of the Slicker album in its broadness of sound, although it’s nothing like as cut-and-paste. Track two, ‘Chiron’ sort of sounds a bit Spacemen 3 but with crazy sax. I’d guess this is a near perfect album to listen to while fucked on drugs but being a straight(ish) edge kinda guy, other ukma types will have to comment. The instrumentation is varied and well-arranged. There’s no one category this album fits in apart from weird. And good. Buy it if you like the Orb, Astralasia, Fila Brazilia or King Crimson. Don’t buy it if you’re looking for the new Ramones.