Thursday, November 15, 2007
1960'S IN 2007. CARIBOUS'S FINEST ALBUM.
GENRE``````````````INDIE ELECTRONIC - POP
Caribou's best album so far. It sounds like a beautiful emotional revival of that famous and unique psy-pop 1960's sound. I recommend - listening this album on your mp3 players and iPods while walking alone through crowded streets. Check out their official video for "Melody Day".
These tracks are first and foremost songs -- and not just because Snaith is singing a bit more. There's less of a "programmed" sound, although the productions are dense with tape cut-ups, layered harmonies, and various percussion lines threaded through the mix. And the sheer strength of the material is immediately apparent when the opener, "Melody Day," reveals itself as the best moment in Snaith's career. First of all, it sounds like it was recorded in 1966 by a British band that just missed the cut for the Nuggets, Vol. 2 box set, recalling '60s touchstones like the Move or Soft Machine. Not strictly a throwback, though, its ineffably crisp and kaleidoscopic production style ranks with the best of Dungen or Fiery Furnaces or Animal Collective (which is high praise indeed). Andorra may be a bedroom record, but it certainly doesn't sound like a bedroom record; it has the energy and intensity of group participation, and that makes it Snaith's best yet.