We’re still somewhat reeling from the insanity that was Pangbourne House Mafia’s Coachella main stage closing set two weekends ago. As soon as Skrillex, Four Tet, and Fred again.. walked so nonchalantly across the massive stage, as they approached their 360-degree pedestal in the middle of the packed crowd, we knew we were about to witness something momentous and unpredictable.
As a trio, that’s the sort of energy the group exudes. Individually, each is more idiosyncratic. Four Tet, for example, just played three nights solo in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium, his performance a far cry from the chaos of country riddim that was on display in the desert. As for Fred again.., he’s just released a new album called Secret Life with his longtime mentor, Brian Eno.
Secret Life wasn’t born of the same sort of energy that Actual Life was; rather, the more somber and ambient sounds come from a place of greater sadness and melancholy than its more club-oriented half-siblings.
“Secret Life, with Brian Eno, is out nowww
On Kierans label, Text Records,” Fred tweeted.
“This makes me really incredibly happy. Which is kinda weird actually when I think about how much sadness this was born from. Actually maybe that’s kinda nice.”