Of Montreal – Feminine Effects

Of Montreal - Feminine Effects

The fifth Record Store Day is coming this year with Iggy Pop as their Official Ambassador, some artist start promoting their special release for the occasion, Of Montreal is one of them. On the third week of April, Of Montreal will release this track on a 7″ split with Deerhoof, the 7″ titled A Filthy Fifth.

The track actually recorded on 2008, been performed few times on Of Montreal’s gigs and its raw material already hitting YouTube. Feminine Effects is another balads that has been predicted to make a hit later that day, I myself waiting too long for this track to be released on their album, untill couple days ago. On March 16th, Of Montreal was kind enough to give us another listen to this track. You can also listen via a SoundCloud player below. It’s a beutiful song, with a smooth guitar sweeps that will make your hearth smile. Enjoy!

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Kishi Bashi

Kishi Bashi

Perkenalkan K. Ishibashi atau lebih dikenal dengan nama Kishi Bashi, seorang musisi multi-instrumental yang akan merilis album debutnya April tahun ini. Musiknya segar, setidaknya itu yang saya dapat dari singlenya yang dirilis melalui COS tiga hari lalu: Bright Whites, lagunya bisa didengarkan di akhir post ini. Pada awalnya saya mengira bahwa Kishi Bashi adalah sebuah band dengan lima sampai tujuh musisi memainkan instrumennya masing-masing, ternyata Kishi Bashi adalah satu orang yang penuh bakat yang memainkan instrumen per instrumen dengan apiknya, mengaransemen semuanya menjadi sebuah musik yang unik, dan tentu saja memberikan sentuhan ajaib melalui suara vokal dan penulisan lirik yang brilian.

Dengarkan bagaimana dia memainkan violin di lagu Manchester yang juga termasuk dalam EP Room For Dream, dan bersiaplah untuk merasa kagum. Juga coba rasakan bagaimana rasanya ramuan muscik ala Ishi dalam Evalyn, Summer Has Arrived (feat. Kevin Barnes). Sang instrumentalis sebenarnya bukan musisi baru, dia adalah salah satu personil live/tour dari Of Montreal dan sebagai solois dia perna membuka beberapa konser Sondre Lerche. K. Ishibashi juga adalah penggagas Jupiter One, band yang jadi langganan pembuka konser Regina Spektor. Satu hal lagi yang membuat saya terkagum-kagum adalah Kishi Bashi berbeda dari para musisi bedroom lain, dia hanya butuh looper dan semua instrumen yang bisa dipakainya satu per satu untuk tampil live tanpa bantuan dari musisi-musisi lain. Singkat kata, debutnya patut kita tunggu! Debut album berjudul 151a (dibaca ichi-go-ichi-e) ini akan dirilis pada 10 April 2012 melalui Joyful noise.

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Of Montreal – Dour Percentage

of Montreal - Paralytic Stalks

The psychedelic pop funk group from Georgia ready to release their new album sometime soon, and yesterday they were kind enough to give us a glimpse of their new material, you can listen to the song at the end of this post. The teaser titled “Dour Percentage” and like I said before, the song is taken from their upcoming album “Paralytic Stalks” that will be available in stores on February 7. According to Wikipedia the band is planning to release the album in several formats, including: Digital, CD, Cassette, Vinyl, and a special-edition “Fuchsia Purple” vinyl, which is limited to 1,500 copies. All physical versions of the album will feature free digital downloads, they said.

It’s a little bit dark I think, at least the intro and when it comes to the end told me so, not to mention the lyric. It seems Kevin’s lyricism are returns to the confessional style like we already heard on their 8th album “Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?”, he was entailing dark topics such as revenge, self-hatred, and his painful relationship with his closest person. It has been called his most personal recording ever! Even so the sax is quite impressing, and thanks to the flute and their particular beat we can still enjoy it like any other Of Montreal‘s songs. Yup, it’s still danceable. Enjoy!