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If that headline got you clicking, you either already know what follows or you just want to know what could possibly bring these three popular British artists together. Or you just clicked. Whatever.

Four Tet and Burial have already produced music together with “Moth”, but today, the three announced a new 12″ single with two songs on it, titled “Ego” and “Mirror.” Later tonight, Four Tet premiered the tracks on his radio show on Rinse FM.

The Internet provided, almost immediately, radio rips of the tracks, and they sound much like you would expect. Dark, introspective, but at the same time pretty uptempo. Yorke sings with his typically spaced out, reverberated vocals as Four Tet and Burial combine on the production. “Ego” sounds more in Four Tet’s vein while “Mirror” takes a huge cue from Burial’s album Untrue, using the same rim click backbeats found on “Archangel”. They’re also really good.

Listen to the two songs below:

“Ego”:

“Mirror”:





SloppyMilkshake
03.16.11
Cool stuff

couldwinarabbit
03.16.11
this is what a hipster dreams of when he is tired and horny.

SloppyMilkshake
03.16.11
That reminds me, I need to masturbate and get to bed.

psykonaut
03.16.11
*jizzes*

LegendofPittman
03.16.11
Oh Jesus... this is going to be amazing.

Zanders
03.16.11
Sounds neat. I look forward to being able to hear them in a higher quality.

Lucid
03.16.11
I masturbated furiously

qwe3
03.16.11
wow these were great

Gyromania
03.16.11
excellent tracks

couldwinarabbit
03.16.11
fuck these are good...not that I am surprised in the slightest.

Xenophanes
03.16.11
How bizarre, and how amazing

RevengeSoldier
03.16.11
Sounds neat. I look forward to being able to hear them in a higher quality. [2]
Tracks are pretty damn badass.

whywontyoudie
03.16.11
oh this is pleasant.

Aids
03.16.11
I heard that Thom York had been doing surprise DJ sets and including Burial and Major Lazer songs, among others. I'm endlessly jealous of anyone who gets to see said DJ set. I just listened to the tracks, super cool stuff. Thom Yorke is the man.

couldwinarabbit
03.16.11
Mirror is the best song I have heard from 2011, and I've heard a lot of great songs.

Aids
03.16.11
yah cwar, I think you might be right. I'm just listening to that song again and it's amazing.

Lucid
03.16.11
Ego is better though

Deviant.
03.16.11
Knew Sputnik would get a hard on when I heard about this

Electric City
03.16.11
unsurprisingly terrific

Deviant.
03.16.11
"using the same rim click backbeats found on “Archangel”. "

Uh....

theacademy
03.16.11
i bet 1/3 of this is really good and 1/3 of this is really overrated

Lucid
03.16.11
He's right though, the backbeats sound almost exactly like the ones on Archangel.

Deviant.
03.16.11
I don't understand why 'Archangel' was singled out, the percussion line is the exact same as any other Burial track, as in he's used the same program again. Other than that, it's the not same beat as 'Archangel'

liledman
03.16.11
tracks are pretty awesome

FlawedPerfection
03.16.11
You're right, I'm sure Burial's program only has one rim click sound.

"Archangel" is his most well-known song, thus my point of reference.

liledman
03.16.11
but it has a backbeat it must be the same

Aids
03.16.11
Mirror >>> Ego
but Ego is pretty good

Deviant.
03.16.11
""Archangel" is his most well-known song, thus my point of reference"

True, but every Burial sounds roughly the same though

Deviant.
03.16.11
*Burial song

TheyTookErrJobs
03.16.11
AWESOME

Butkuiss
03.16.11
This is absolutely orgasmic.

Deviant.
03.16.11
First thing I thought when I heard these: "Hey, this doesn't sound like Feral"

Aids
03.16.11
well because Feral is "post-dubstep"

duh

Deviant.
03.16.11
Of course, my mistake. Gonna go fidget now, brb

Aids
03.16.11
fidget, like Thom Yorke in the Lotus Flower video kind of fidget? awesome.

Deviant.
03.16.11
Kinda, but no

Spare
03.16.11
these are quality

TMobotron
03.16.11
these are cool, wish this dude would stfu during the songs though jesus

ubermensch518
03.16.11
yeah this is way too hipster to be good...and they just drag forever

SloppyMilkshake
03.16.11
I'm almost positive you would've never said that if Thom Yorke had nothing to do with these songs.

Polymath
03.16.11
Mirror is brilliant

sniper
03.16.11
sounds just like i knew it would. not a complaint.

aok
03.16.11
Mirror is brilliant [2]

sniper
03.16.11
shit, the end of mirrors is so good.

astrel
03.16.11
It is listenable, not really blowing my mind though.

Jash
03.16.11
both songs are so fuckin good, i wrote a news article for this wayyyyy earlier today but i guess it didnt get approved :S i def's gonna pick this up on vinyl

FourSquare20
03.16.11
I think both tracks are fucking sublime. I wish these guys would just do a full length together.

coleba
03.16.11
'Mirror' is seriously hot shit.

kitsch
03.16.11
holy shit

Deviant.
03.16.11
"I think both tracks are fucking sublime. I wish these guys would just do a full length together."

I'd much rather they keep doing what they're doing. Pop up every now and again and drop a couple of bangers

couldwinarabbit
03.17.11
^that. I thought this is what Radiohead was planning on doing just releasing a couple of songs every now and then.

But Mirror is the best song I have heard this year.

SloppyMilkshake
03.17.11
^That was one idea. From what I've gathered, they're just looking for a way to break the monotony of having to buckle down and record a full LP, and they would much rather release songs as they come in an off-the-cuff manner. Could explain why TKoL was so short and was seemingly recorded in a short time.

couldwinarabbit
03.17.11
They were in the studio for almost a year for KoL.

FourSquare20
03.17.11
I don't know, I'd just be curious to see how they would fare putting together an album's worth of ideas.

Deviant.
03.17.11
I think they don't have an albums worth of ideas at any one time, and they are better off as a result

FourSquare20
03.17.11
I'm sure they don't just have an album's worth of ideas at any one time. I don't think they'd just vomit out an album in a small amount of time. I'm just saying that I'd be interested to see what the results would be of these guys really locking themselves in the studio for a while.

Titan50
03.17.11
christ that was good

Deviant.
03.18.11
You know, I still kinda prefer 'Fostercare' to both of these

Aids
03.18.11
"yeah this is way too hipster to be good"

stupidest post I've ever read on sputnik, and that's no easy feat

FourSquare20
03.18.11
Fostercare is such a good song.

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