Album Review Animal Collective - Painting With4 Stars
An album about doing away with boundaries, escaping definition, and running riot.
Dada, dinosaurs and Ukranian baked foodstuffs; the acrylic-covered palette of Animal Collective’s ‘Painting With’ is a multi-hued splurge of technicolour paints morphing and mixing together without containment. “I wanna discover the key and open the everywhere place,” sing a spliced together Panda Bear and Avey Tare amid the cut-and-stick lyrical garbles of ‘FloriDada,’. With every sound shoved forward in the mix, oodles of white space floats inbetween the sound-splats. Every moment is for the taking. ‘Painting With’ marks an immediate, and physical new direction, and anything seems possible.
It’s a pretty fitting pursuit for a band clearly obsessed with Dadaism. Though Animal Collective aren’t exactly doing a Duchamp and plonking an autographed urinal in a lofty gallery, they forever embrace mess over logic. An album about doing away with boundaries, escaping definition, and running riot across a whole everywhere world of possibilities, Animal Collective have discovered that everywhere portal key they’re searching for in ‘Painting With’.
Animal Collective - Time Skiffs
For some, this might be too tame. An album full of ‘Bluish’ rather than ‘Fireworks’. But for others, that means it’s the most accessible.
Animal Collective announce new album ‘Time Skiffs’
Check out first single 'Prester John' now.
Animal Collective’s Avey Tare shares new track ‘Taken Boy’
It's taken (boy) from new album 'Cows On Hourglass Pond'.
Animal Collective tease new ‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’ bonus material on album’s 10th birthday
It looks like we'll be getting some additional material from the 2009 LP.