“The Bellwether will be the next step for an artist in our LA ecosystem”
a unique ecosystem of sounds inside the Lodge Room
“The songs on Buoys are at once cosy and alienated”
the most fun I had during the entire day
I have decided to look back at this past year in alphabetic order,… and this is the fourth part of the series….
I picked these five among many of others, since they seem to share an expansive and atmospheric sound.
When was the last time I was left speechless after a show? When was the last time I said it was mind blowing? I am not sure…
Jabberwocky – Panda Bear – The best song on the EP? One of them, an electronic weird lick seems to bounce through the track and the song is weird, catchy and pop – A-
Jabberywocky – Panda Bear – Since I am such a huge fan of the Animal Collective alumni I was expecting big things from this new EP and I got it, this is a salt shaker of a song, a lovely strange half beat with semi-soaring vocals -I mean they sound like they should soar and decide not to – A-
Noah Lennox was not even hiding this time, still standing behind what it looked like a very complex soundboard, connected to a million electric threads but gloriously playing in front of colorful video projections, bigger and more kaleidoscopic than ever… may be he has read all these critiques calling his music, precisely, a kaleidoscope of sounds,
I had avoided writing about it… not because it is a morbid album, it is just the opposite actually, but because it is a very busy and lively thing that may evolve like a living being in front of you, escaping your thoughts and ideas at each listen.
Using good old airwaves seems to be going backwards at this internet-YouTube-Spotify age, but who knows? I bet musicians are trying very hard to find new ways to make people buy new music, videos and interviews are not enough anymore
We are almost at the end of 2014, and do you wonder what 2015 has in store for us? We already know about some upcoming releases and these are the ones that excite me the most:
Will Laura Marling have the best or the second best album of the year, can Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper live up to its name (the first single suggests not so much) or whether Justin Towne Earle’s can threepeat and papa Steve finally offer a decent album this decade. Oh look, another Ty Seagul album, how novel
Panda Bear is a mystery to me, and this is the beauty of him and his music. Noah Lennox has dropped a second single off his upcoming ‘Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper’, and the song ‘Boys Latin’ even comes with a very poetic animation video.
Glitchy, super layered as anything Panda Bear has ever done, with Lennox’s echoing distant vocals more hypnotic than ever, the song gave me vertigo after a few seconds and it didn’t only come from this weird video that goes with it!
When I played the song, which was unofficially posted on YouTube, I thought, What? The Lady Black Mambazo are back? It’s so obvious they are abundantly sampled in the track with their vocals buried in some sort of aquatic effect and Lennox’s almost inaudible vocals added at the top