FRIDGE

HAPPINESS - ANNIVERSARY EDITION (TEMPORARY RESIDENCE)

FRIDGE - HAPPINESS - ANNIVERSARY EDITION 158419
Format:
1 CD
Release:
02.06.2023
Label:
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE
Kat.-Nr.:
158419
Barcode:
0656605304328
Formed in 1996 by schoolmates Kieran Hebden, Adem Ilhan, and Sam Jeffers, Fridge were astonishingly prolific in their early years - releasing ten singles and four albums in just their first four years together.

After a brief stint with a major label imprint - which saw the trio release their most focused album to date (Eph, 1999) - Fridge delivered their fourth album, Happiness.

Originally released in 2001, Happiness was a sprawling, pastoral masterpiece - an innovative mix of acoustic clatter, electronic exploration, hip-hop production techniques, and experimental rock arrangements.

Along with Hebden's blossoming solo project, Four Tet, Happiness dragged the most compelling elements of the typically self-serious electronic, indie, and avant-rock of the 1990s and married them to eclectic folk and spiritual jazz for the new century.

More remarkably, they did it without an ounce of pretense, imbued with an earnest and intimate execution that stood in stark contrast to virtually every comparable album of its time.

Happiness - Anniversary Edition is the 20th anniversary reissue of Fridge's career-defining gem.

Meticulously restored, reconstructed, and remastered from the original master tapes by Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet), the album's sound quality honors the original recordings like never before.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. MELODICA & TROMBONE
  • 1.2. DRUM MACHINES & GLOCKENSPIEL
  • 1.3. CUT UP PIANO & XYLOPHONE
  • 1.4. TONE GUITAR & DRUM NOISE
  • 1.5. FIVE FOUR CHILD VOICE
  • 1.6. SAMPLE & CLICKS
  • 1.7. DRUMS BASS SONICS & EDITS
  • 1.8. HARMONICS
  • 1.9. LONG SINGING
  • 1.10. FIVE COMBS (BONUS TRACK)