Best of the rest: Animal Collective

After the release of Eucalyptus by Avey Tare (aka. David Portner), a understatedly excellent album that came out to very little fanfare outside of the dedicated fanbase of his band Animal Collective, I dove back into AnCo’s discography and once again found a sense of wonder and excitement around many of their releases. I also… Continue reading Best of the rest: Animal Collective

Advertisements

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts: the Father John Misty and Dirty Projectors version

Father John Misty, real name Josh Tillman, is no stranger to a good bit of media fallout. Tillman is a tricky character, he often gives off arrogant, pretentious, holier than thou persona that is seems to be hammed up. He’s also prime target for media organisations; recent album I Love You, Honeybear rocketed his career… Continue reading The whole is greater than the sum of its parts: the Father John Misty and Dirty Projectors version

Mantaraybryn: water dissolving and water removing

[Photo: Poppy Kimish] The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. Cardiff-by-Cornwall artist Mantaraybryn, also known as Bryn Evans, has been bound by this net of wonder for some time, and the release of debut album Dark Shapes In The Water expresses this quite vividly. For an unsigned artist especially,… Continue reading Mantaraybryn: water dissolving and water removing