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From dark and enthralling to sweet and dreamy, some of favorite new music this week

Flying Lotus feat. David Lynch: Fire is Coming Perhaps unsurprisingly, the collaboration between experimental magicians Flying Lotus and David Lynch is gloriously dark, demented and enthralling. The spoken-word track revolves around an ominous story, told by Lynch, over a soundscape that includes far-away thunder, rumbling, garbled hums, haunting strings and tinkling piano. The video—directed by Steven Ellison and David Firth—depicts a distorted Lynch telling the …

Four Tet: Teenage Birdsong

Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) has just released a new track and it’s a sweet, flute-and-synth-led tune called “Teenage Birdsong.” Minimal to begin with, the song becomes more and more layered, shimmery and beguiling. While it’s meditative and ambient, the song’s flawless production makes it deeply engaging. Hebden announced on Twitter that he’s been working on new music, but it’s not clear if this song …

Four Tet: Two Thousand And Seventeen

Talented musician/producer Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) has debuted a new single, “Two Thousand and Seventeen,” on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show—the first new tune we’ve heard since 2015’s Morning/Evening. The beautifully moody and rolling song is clearly reminiscent on his earlier work. It builds gently and contains an atmospheric—almost meditative—vibe that’s quietly infectious. Further, Hebden says he’s been working on a lot of …