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5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful, fragile, warm, organic and uplifting, 6 May 2003
I've only listened to Rounds twice, but already it sounds like a magical progression from 2001's excellent Pause - no way is this 'Four Tet on autopilot'. There's touches of free jazz, folk, ambient and hip hop, but Kieran Hebden has created a distinctive sound for Four Tet that's quite unique. And perhaps unusually for an 'electronica' record, there is a real warmth and optimism about this music. At its best it is delicate and beautiful, like finding a beautiful flower in the middle of a desert!