I'm amazed at this artist's ability to distill ingredients which sound essentially to my ears like 80's goth pop (minus vocals) into the most uplifting -- nigh religious experience inducing -- music ever. I discovered Tycho a few years ago via YouTube; the recording was a dawn DJ set at Burning Man. Now, Burning Man and dawn are both things I prefer to avoid, but I'll bet that was a pretty awesome experience nonetheless, and I'll admit to wishing I'd been there. Madeline v. F.
Sixteen Oceans is a big gift to the fans of There is Love in You: a collection of vignettes as glowing, pop and full of well-chosen samples as its older sibling. I am sure Four Tet will continue exploring some wilder techno lands, but this trip back home is a soothing lollypop. Engelram