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Jan
09

listening to: Of Montreal

So I don’t see what all the hype about this new album from Of Montreal is all about. Personally, Skeletal Lamping is a bit of a let down after their last, and undeniably spectacular album Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?. The group seems to have strayed from their formula of psychedelia-over-beck-like-grooves toward a sort of falsetto dancehall pop in which Kevin Barnes sounds eerily like David Byrne. Funny enough, the one song that mentions “skeletal lamping/ to control the sphere/ false priest” isn’t even on the album and is in fact really good (Faberge Falls for Shuggie). I can’t hate though because these guys really are the only group of their kind. Some shit to dig:

Of Montreal – Faberge Falls for Shuggie
Of Montreal – Cato as a Pun
Of Montreal – Lysergic Bliss

On another note, listening to the amazing acapella section of that last song made me think of that Flaming Lips song:
The Flaming Lips – The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song

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