Panda Bear - Meets The Grim Reaper Deluxe - 3x LP Vinyl

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Meets The Grim Reaper Deluxe
Panda Bear
12" Vinyl


Deluxe indy exclusive version - includes 2x 180 gram heavyweight vinyl + the Mr Noah EP 12" (+ downloads). Deluxe outer wrapped package includes 3 printed color inner LP sleeves.

As a member of Animal Collective, Panda Bear has spent the past decade and a half exploring the middle ground between experimental noise and lush psychedelic pop. On his latest solo effort, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, the songwriter born Noah Lennox once again mines that rich terrain, and the results gorgeously encapsulate his signature sound.

Sonically, the album frequently resembles Animal Collective's 2012 album Centipede Hz, as its dense arrangements are slathered in queasy synth squiggles. Interlude tracks "Davy Jones' Locker" and "Shadow of the Colossus" consist entirely of swooning electronic abstractions, while similar sounds run at a subliminal level through most of the more traditionally structured songs. Luckily, Grim Reaper has what Centipede Hz lacked--dazzling melodies, and lots of them. "Sequential Circuits" begins the album with cathedral-size harmonies, while the infectious vocal runs of "Mr Noah" lend a sense of sweetness to its psychedelic surge. "Boys Latin" is particularly beautiful in the way it uses ping-ponging call-and-response singing to augment its disorienting synth burbles. Elsewhere, Panda Bear employs buoyant breakbeats to anchor his adventurous forays. All of this makes for a riveting push and pull between tension and unabashed beauty.

LP-A1 Sequential Circuits
LP-A2 Mr Noah
LP-A3 Davy Jones' Locker
LP-A4 Crosswords
LP-B1 Butcher Baker Candlestick Maker
LP-B2 Boys Latin
LP-B3 Come To Your Senses
LP-C1 Tropic Of Cancer
LP-C2 Shadow Of The Colossus
LP-C3 Lonely Wanderer
LP-D1 Principe Real
LP-D2 Selfish Gene
LP-D3 Acid Wash
EP-A1 Mr Noah
EP-A2 Faces In The Crowd
EP-B1 Untying The Knot
EP-B2 This Side Of Paradise

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