Friday, 16 July 2010

PANDA BEAR - TOMBOY / SLOW MOTION


No matter what Panda Bear was meant to release as the following of Person Pitch it was driven to be a deception for most people who admired that record that, for sure, was one of the best records of the past decade. If he had tried to make a Person Pitch 2, it would have been criticised for that and anyway, it would have been unnecessary and would have probably failed trying it. If he had moved in a complete different direction, let's say, closer to the sound of Young Prayer, many people who found out about him with Person Pitch would have been extremely disappointed and, anyway, Noah and co. hardly look back.
So we finally are able to listen an advance recording of what the follow-up to that album will sound like in the form of the first of a series of limited 7' singles he will release before the album itself. The sound of these two songs (not sure if the B side will make it to the album, though) is not at all opposite to what we heard on his previous record, but more simple, less sample based and a bit darker. Anyway, it's fully recognisable and it couldn't be confused for anything else released nowadays, not even with the multiple bands inspired or copycats that have appeared lately.
My advise is not to compare it with that album. Follow ups to perfect records are always difficult to process without the immediate comparison but, so far, I don't think that Tomboy is going to be a disapointment as both songs are great enough by itself and much more original that many of the stuff released these days. As always, Noah shows that he is a part of this small group that anything that releases is 100% original, personal and new.

Slow Motion

2 comments:

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