Everything Ecstatic

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Everything Ecstatic
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Studio album by Four Tet
Released 23 May 2005
Genre Folktronica [1]
Label Domino
WIG154 (UK) / DNO061 (US)
Producer Kieran Hebden
Four Tet chronology
Late Night Tales: Four Tet
Everything Ecstatic
Singles from Everything Ecstatic
  1. "Smile Around the Face"
    Released: 11 April 2005
  2. "Sun Drums and Soil"
    Released: 11 July 2005
  3. "A Joy"
    Released: 24 October 2005
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic 77/100 [2]
Review scores
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [3]
Blender Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [4]
The Guardian Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [5]
Mojo Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [6]
NME 8/10 [7]
Pitchfork 7.4/10 [8]
Q Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [9]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [10]
Spin B [11]
The Village Voice A− [12]

Everything Ecstatic is the fourth album by Four Tet, released on 23 May 2005.

Four Tet British musician

Kieran Hebden, best known by the stage name Four Tet, is an English musician. Hebden first came to prominence as a member of the band Fridge before establishing himself as a solo artist.


The video for lead single "Smile Around the Face" features actor Mark Heap.

Mark Heap is an English actor, best known for his roles in television comedies such as Spaced, Brass Eye, Big Train, Jam, Green Wing, Upstart Crow and Friday Night Dinner.

Track listing

  1. "A Joy" – 3:07
  2. "Smile Around the Face" – 4:30
  3. "Fuji Check" – 0:23
  4. "Sun Drums and Soil" – 6:14
  5. "Clouding" – 1:43
  6. "And Then Patterns" – 4:42
  7. "High Fives" – 5:06
  8. "Turtle Turtle Up" – 2:09
  9. "Sleep, Eat Food, Have Visions" – 7:43
  10. "You Were There With Me" – 5:52

DVD edition

A DVD edition of the album, featuring a video for each of the tracks, was released on 7 November 2005 and comes with a bonus CD of previously unreleased material, Everything Ecstatic Part 2, the track listing of which is as follows:

  1. "Turtle Turtle Up (extended version)" – 16:16
  2. "Sun Drums and Soil (part 2)" – 5:31
  3. "Watching Wavelength" – 4:31
  4. "This is Six Minutes" – 6:03
  5. "Ending" – 0:50

Everything Ecstatic Part 2 was later released separately on vinyl through Domino Records.


Chart (2005)Peak
Irish Albums (IRMA) [13] 67
United Kingdom Albums (Official Albums Chart) [14] 59

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