Tongues - Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid
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  • Summary: This third collaboration between jazz drummer Reid and Four Tet's Hebden was again recorded live, without any edits or overdubs.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. The reason Tongues works so well is not because the song lengths are significantly shorter, but because both Hebden and Reid interact on the same wave length.
  2. Tongues is a record of surpassing depth and ingenuity.
  3. Some may blow off Tongues as too jammy or underdeveloped, but neither is truly the case and, in fact, it's unpolished characteristic is core to it's sound.
  4. The pair are so full of ideas, there's scarcely a dull moment. [Apr 2007, p.119]
  5. Hebden and Reid's music is as full of depth and ideas as before.
  6. 60
    Showcases skittering electronics framed by grounded, dynamic percussion. [Apr 2007, p.88]
  7. The underlying problem here seems to be that Hebden still isn't comfortable in his own skin while improvising, with Reid or otherwise.

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