Panda Bear - Person Pitch

Rating: 8.6/10
Modern Music Review
Animal Collective member Panda Bear (a.k.a. Noah Lennox) boldly returns with his long-awaited third solo record Person Pitch. Years in the making, Person Pitch marks a dramatic departure from Panda Bear’s previous solo record Young Prayer. The acoustic instruments of Young Prayer have been replaced with samplers and electronics. Voice of goodness, sounds of natural world, a calm view, they're singing by your side, in their own language, and you're listening to them in garden of eden. I'm not sure if Panda wanted to tell these. But i know well about its undiscovered anthemic work of art deserves a long time to spend with. Owls, so beautiful creatures . At the opening part of song "Bros", you hear voice of a owl which perfectly goes with theme of song. What a sweet melody it has, bringing all fresh waters in a man-made ceramic cup.

Fusing Panda’s dramatic life changes over the past few years (marriage, moving to Lisbon, becoming a father) with his ever-increasing sonic palette (standouts include Caetano Veloso, Berlin Techno, Scott Walker, and Kylie Minogue), Person Pitch is suffused with the kind of feel good modern toe-tapping pop that seems harder and harder to find these days. See "Im Not" for flawless dreamy beats , despite its lost energy, there is no escape from self-analysis by the music.

It goes to wrong direction at times, and draws a clouded picture by language of noises. It's quite open this is music which has no commercial request. And this makes "Person Pitch" is a good standout work of Panda Bear, and also it shows his love in music. Songs like "Good Girl/Carrots" and "Take Pills" have no direction, and they love changing the melody flow in every two minutes. It's like a journey to a looking for we come from. At the same time it's not as clear as a view. However my observations show that "Person Pitch" gives a worth listen.

Like on cover, it's an uncertain, complex experimental music that will effect every person differently . For the hipped Panda Bear followers "Person Pitch" is tasty food, as he keeps a music centered career "Person Pitch" takes its position in a relaxed manner. A record for angelic combination of instrumental orders.
MM picks: Im Not, Good Girl/Carrots
mp3: Panda Bear - Comfy In Nautica
mp3: Panda Bear - Bros (Edit Version)
mp3: Panda Bear - Ponytail


Paperslut on 2:56 pm said...

I didn't like this album too much. Hmm.

Ryan on 3:20 am said...

It's the best album I have heard in a long time.

Anonymous said...

good, but overrated by animal collective fanatics

Anonymous said...

i am not an animal collective superfan but this is the best album in a long time... i am suprised if there is a better album this year

nathan on 5:42 pm said...

I am an animal collective fan, and this sounds booooring.

bulut on 7:11 pm said...

Nathan, i bought a new sound system and this album is just amazing, so many details in it. I think you should reconsider that you liked or you don't...

Evan said...

i cannot get enough of the panda bear album. If its boring to you and you claim to be an animal collective fan then you must not listen to any of their full cd's.

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