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"On 'Don't Ask (FInal Fantasy remix)'...think Iron & Wine covering 'Such Great Heights' 'cept in reverse" -- Pitchfork Media
"Shying away from the insincere nouveau-folk so common with lo-fi bands, Grizzly Bear embraces a more willowy, haunting sound." -- Nylon (For guys) Magazine
"The Grizz offer tender and creepy folk mantras that function as a Paxil substitute or antidote, depending on your disposition." -- Spin Magazine
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Instead, the first Grizzly Bear album is largely the efforts of Ed Droste, and he spreads himself over several genres -- freakfolk, pop, psychedelica and post-rock, layered together into gentle, hypnotic melodies. It's like sitting through a fuzzy, colourful dream and waking just in time for the remixes.
It opens with strange animal noises, and a reverberent hum... and a gentle guitar under a thin layer of murmuring keyboard. It sounds like someone doped Grandaddy. "I'm a deep sea diver with my fins/and underneath your current I do swim," Droste murmurs distantly. "I'm a deep sea diver losing air/and around here I'm sad swimming/you don't care..."
Things get slightly more upbeat in the gentle tripfolk of "Don't Ask" ("I fell into your arms that night/Don't ask"), before trickling into a series of fuzzy, gentle songs: exotic scratchy electropop, fluting indie-rock, ghostly ballads, lo-fi tunes that sound like they were recorded over a walkie-talkie, and shifting epics of shimmering freakfolk. It all finishes up with "This Song," a gentle guitar pop melody that may have a beat, but is as drowsy as a lullaby.
And this release has a second disc of remixed songs, which gives the mellow songs new twists -- jangling strings, a psychedelic reworking, funky dance beats, gentle electronic waves, maracas, grimy rock edges, carnival rock, hard techno, and what sounds like radio static. And these are all done by some brilliant artists -- Final Fantasy, Dntel, Ariel Pink, Efterklang, the Castanets, Alpha, Solex and Safety Scissors.
Grizzly Bear doesn't sound anything like its name would imply -- no rough edges, no rock, no wildness.Read more ›
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of some rather annoying tracks and noise-making with absolutely brilliant and haunting music. A few of these songs are still performed by GB in concert. Read morePublished on September 27, 2013 by Carole Winters
While not the groups strongest release, it is a damn fine low-fi debut from a band that would go on the become one of the most critically acclaimed acts around. Read morePublished on February 16, 2010 by Morton
I bought this CD after listening to one of the songs remixes. I expected somthing more of a trip-hop nature. Read morePublished on February 20, 2009 by VOVA
After liking some of the songs on Yellow House very much I was shocked to find that Horn of Plenty is nowhere near as good. Sure there are a couple of tunes that are pretty O.K. Read morePublished on September 21, 2007 by Kyle Tanis
That first track Deep Sea Diver.
That is so sweet when that electric guitar comes in at the end there.
It's underwater space time... Read more
Because this album tends to be a little more random and spacey than yellow house, I find it slightly anxiety producing, but overall I think it's a great album, but for me, only... Read morePublished on April 6, 2007 by M. helfen
I listen to a lot of music and I listen to this album everyday...fantastic.Published on March 2, 2007 by Jeffrey M. Clark
It is evident within three minutes of this album that this is something special. Unlike the usual self-recorded crowd, Grizzly Bear uses their constrained space and uses it to... Read morePublished on February 24, 2006 by Karpe Waters
i'm bad at reviews and i'm a bad person because I burned both these discs off a friend but I'm a good person for coming here to tell all that it's good. really good actually.Published on November 21, 2005 by katmcmc