Pause (album)

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Studio album by Four Tet
Released 28 May 2001 (UK)
9 October 2001 (US)
Recorded Spring and summer 2000
Genre Electronica, post-rock
Length 43:08
Label Domino Records
WIG94 (UK) / DNO002 (US)
Producer Kieran Hebden
Four Tet chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
The Milk Factory 4/5 stars link
NME 9/10 May 2001
Pitchfork Media 8.0/10 link
PlayLouder 4/5 11 Jun 2001
Q 3/5 stars Jun 2001
Rolling Stone favourable 24 Sep 2001
Stylus B+ 1 Sep 2003

Pause is the second album by Four Tet. It was released on 28 May 2001 in the United Kingdom, and on 9 October 2001 in the United States. Pause was Four Tet's first release on Domino Records; his debut album, Dialogue, had been distributed by Output Recordings.

A recording of an office setting, most prominently featuring the sounds of typing on a computer keyboard, forms a recurring motif in the album; it both opens ("Glue of the World") and closes ("Hilarious Movie of the 90's") the album, and is also present in "Harmony One".

Three tracks from Pause were later released in remixed form on Four Tet's Paws EP.

The acoustic guitar track "Everything Is Alright" is used as the theme music for the National Public Radio programme On Point.

The opening track "Glue of the World" is used in the background of the Six Feet Under episode "Someone Else's Eyes" (Season 2, Episode 9). This same track is used in the House M.D. episode 'Last Resort'. It is played over the top of various scenes from the hospital as the hostages are being released and/or detained.

The fourth track entitled "Parks" contains a sample of "After the Snow, The Fragrance" and "Sanzen (Moment of Truth)" both from the album Music for Zen Meditation by jazz clarinetist Tony Scott.

Track listing[edit]

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All songs written and composed by Kieran Hebden. 

No. Title Length
1. "Glue of the World"   5:02
2. "Twenty Three"   3:24
3. "Harmony One"   1:41
4. "Parks"   6:03
5. "Leila Came Round and We Watched a Video"   1:39
6. "Untangle"   4:36
7. "Everything Is Alright"   2:31
8. "No More Mosquitoes"   3:39
9. "Tangle"   3:44
10. "You Could Ruin My Day"   7:03
11. "Hilarious Movie of the 90's"   3:29

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