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Fall Be Kind - EP

Animal Collective

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Album Review

After releasing one of the best-reviewed albums of 2009, Animal Collective followed ten months later with one of the best EPs of the year, Fall Be Kind. An easily digestible slice of the band at their best, the five-tracker amplifies the circular harmonies of Merriweather Post Pavilion, but substitutes a slightly more laid-back feel compared to the dense, frenzied sound of Merriweather. The opener "Graze" begins with atmospherics and tremulous lyrics, but soon explodes with the same fervor and energy of past AC classics. The second track, "What Would I Want? Sky," deserves its place with Animal Collective's best, led by a Grateful Dead sample and including several distinct parts that form close to seven minutes of overlapping harmonies, wheezing and clanking found sounds, and ambient drone.

Customer Reviews

Same Animal Collective, now with improved flavour.

This EP is truly a work of musical genius. Animal collective have brought their music to a whole new level. I recommend the whole album. If you are new to AC, don't start here, start with Merriweather Post Pavilion or Strawberry Jam, and you will have a whole new appreciation for this.

Brilliant

Animal Collective at this point seems like a flawless machine in some ways because every song, every beat that they have produced in 2009 has been a favorite by anyone with an ear for great music. This EP is no exception, Animal Collective has managed to change it's sound so that the listener will get more than just 5 more tracks from Merriweather Post Pavillion, they will get a new experience, by the same great band. Excellent.

soundscapes

it all soundscapes lol its amasing

Biography

Formed: 1999 in Baltimore, MD

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Animal Collective were formed in Baltimore County, Maryland, by longtime friends and musical collaborators Avey Tare (David Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Deakin (Josh Dibb), and Geologist (Brian Weitz). With a penchant for genre-hopping and studio experimentation, the group began drawing comparisons to everyone from the Residents and the Flaming Lips to the Incredible String Band and the Holy Modal Rounders. Solo and side projects proved to be a continual occupation for most of the group's...
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