Four Tet ‎– Pause

Domino USA ‎– DNO 2CD, Domino USA ‎– DOMUS02CD
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Written & produced during the Spring & Summer of 2000.

℗+© 2001 Domino Recording Co Ltd

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 801390000225
  • Matrix / Runout: RPP-CA CR50347 PAUSE DOMUS02 15898-1

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WIGCD94 Four Tet Pause(CD, Album) Domino WIGCD94 UK 2001 Sell This Version
3930492 Four Tet Pause(CD, Album) Domino 3930492 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
724381042021 Four Tet Pause(CD, Album) Labels 724381042021 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
WIGLP 94 Four Tet Pause(LP, Album, RP, 180) Domino WIGLP 94 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
WIGLP 94 Four Tet Pause(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Domino WIGLP 94 UK 2001 Sell This Version


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September 19, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Even if Four Tet didn't invent the "folktronica" tag, their debut for Domino Records, PAUSE, would certainly a poster child for it. Immediately on "Glue of the World," there's that delicate combination of lo-fi acoustic guitar, backed by a casual trip-hop beat. "Twenty Three" continues this track, but "Parks" takes things in a slightly darker mood with a lonely mandolin and woodwinds. "Tangle" gets things perky again with a light house beat and a harp, while "No More Mosquitoes" gets into some deep twisty funk. There's an overall mellowness to the album which is perfectly appealing to a day of laziness (or, as Four Tet puts it, "You Could Ruin My Day"). Finally, the combination of a music box and the glitchy repetition of a tone on "Hilarious Movie of the 90s" brings PAUSE to an end.


June 30, 2003
It's a very successful electro-organic synthesis. Follows no clicheed styles. Very much living-room electronica. Especially recommended for those who want a mellow album that supports more concentrated listening than stoned turntablist repetition of the lo-fi/triphop genre. A product of a balanced and enlightened soul.


June 12, 2003
This release will appeal to fans of both acoustic as well as electronic music. The songs are melodic and catchy, with an experimental element to them. If you are a fan of Hermann and Kleine, Ulrich Schnauss, Nobukazu Takemura, etc. this will most likely appeal to you. The other project by this artist (Kieran Hebden) is a band called Fridge and is less accessible, but highly recommended for those that like experimental electronic music that doesn't "sound" electronic.