Monday, October 11, 2010

Via Ako: Avey Tare



Hand Drawn and Created by Abby Portner (Dave's sister from Animal Collective).

According to Pitchfork Media:

The lead single from Down ThereAvey Tare's first proper solo album, is a pulsing combination of bassy electronic beat and brain-worming vocal melody. On the surface, it's not too far from Avey-led songs on Merriweather Post Pavilion like "Summertime Clothes". The crucial difference is that while his singing was loud and clear on that infectious track, here he moans like a ghost, whines like a mourner, and drowns himself in multi-track and reverb. All of which give the song a thick, spooky atmosphere, morphing its propulsive beat into something ominous. That might paint "Lucky 1" with too dark a brush-- certainly there's enough bounce and hook here to make you more apt to nod along than zone out. But compare "Lucky 1" to a song it resembles melodically-- Johnny Nash's reggae-inflected 1970s hit "I Can See Clearly Now"-- and Avey Tare's knack for making a tune simultaneously bright, shady, and mysterious comes into focus.

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