Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?

I think I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoyed Of Montreal’s ‘Satanic Panic In The Attic’, but let me just reiterate. Full of insanity from start to finish, it remains as one of my all time favourite albums. It introduced me to the weird and wonderful sounds of this incredible band and I’ve never turned back. For those who haven’t heard Of Montreal before, it really is hard to describe them. This is not only because there is no other band that even comes close to their sound, but because each of their songs is vastly different from the last. I think I’ll just leave it at saying they’re nuts and you really must check them out for yourself. This album definitely returns Of Montreal to their former glory (after 2005’s so-so ‘Sunlandic Twins’), but I still don’t think it matches the brilliance of SPITA. It is different in the sense that it doesn’t maintain the same level of euphoria and perhaps this detracts from it a little. But the good news is that their quirky sound is back in force and in the end, that’s all matters. It kind of reminds me of The Shins’ latest album. It may not be as brilliant as their previous work, but it’s incredible and I’m loving it so who cares!

Gronlandic Edit – This song starts off fairly slow and gives you the impression that it’s just a filler, perhaps with a stronger lyrical basis….and then it comes in….the voice…incredible.

A Sentence Of Sorts In Kongsvinger – This song is a nice example of Of Montreal’s dreamier side, though that doesn’t mean it’s not as hyperactive as ever.

1 comment:

kone said...

I'd suggest their obvious love for LSD "lysergic bliss" may account for the crazy feel you describe and possibly also why the latest album is a 'come down' in intensity :D