The Q4 - Sound Surroundings (2010)

The Q4, also known as the Quadraphonic Quartet, produces some of the best trip-hop/nu-jazz I've ever heard, and accordingly is one of my favorite 2010 releases. Again, has a better written/informed description than I could hope to create so I'm just going to leave you with that.

"Although Hip-Hop is the foundation for all their music, material ranges from Jazz & Dub to Hardcore Hip-Hop beats and Drum&Bass. As opposed to continually repeating a loop, theQ4 composed their tracks practically note-by-note by making a collage of hundreds of dusty sampled notes and percussion hits taken from vinyl. Sometimes skilled instrumentalists are also recorded, only to chop up their work as well and layer it in the composition again. Due to this way of working, and the amount of sounds used, their work has a very moving/musical feel to it, to the point that every track becomes somewhat of a soundtrack on itself."

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12 Responses so far.

  1. phillaf says:

    I just registered to leave a comment :P

    I have downloaded maybe 30 albums from this blog, most of them I love, but this one takes the cake. Truly insparational, from beginning to end, amazing!

    This blog is a little diamond, awsome job guys (and girls?)! :)

  2. Sean says:

    Thanks! Great stuff.

  3. M. says:

    that's great:) thanks, i wouldn't found that myself.

  4. Alex says:


    Maybe if I stopped posting King Crimson and metal, I would get more :(

  5. m4nu says:

    since i heard Arts the beatdoctor in your blog i can´t stop it, los paises bajos se ponen negros, que bueno :D... te robe el link, pero es qeuhay qeu difundir esta onda.

  6. Peter says:

    This album is sick! only problem is the bit rate is a little low, high hats sounding real tinsely... i love this blog and think in the future u should mention if the link is a lower bitrate, its not like im complaining it was for free... but u did say u feed off of good comments

  7. Hugh says:

    I'm joining the masses in agreeing, this is a very worthwhile album.

  8. hey bro your blog is the bee's knees. i don't like to leave comments but this blog is f-ing bad a$$!

  9. pierre says:

    #lackoforiginality this album is amazing !

    but don't you dare stop posting king crimson.

  10. Moshi says:

    This album has really grown on me since I got it, really love it.

  11. Alexei says:

    Thanxs great record!

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