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“It's been my perception that these things tend to homogenize experience so I hope you’ll forgive me if I don’t outline, in any specific way, the many choices involved in its creation. I appreciate your role as filter or translator, and by withholding my own blueprints for the album, I mean to encourage and cultivate your part in its trip.
The songs aren’t lyrically linear or narrative as such, though I did scatter pieces of longer-chewed themes across the tracks. I find they still work satisfactorily alone, but strengthen each other’s messages when combined.
I hoped to make something without frills or much embellishment, principally because I’ve found more fluff tends to equal less power. Since the juiciest action is entirely focused in the deeper zones of the frequency spectrum (at least from where I’ve sat), power was key.”
Barry says: Never one to shy away from being a little 'out there', Panda Bear has always veered towards the stranger side of the pop spectrum, with syncopated grooves and off-piste chirps making up the bulk of their output. What we have here is a culmination and brilliant expansion of that trademark sound, sticking with a number of elements that made that Panda Bear sound whilst simultaneously pushing the boundaries into other realms. Brilliant.
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