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Tomboy

Panda BearAudio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Both as a member of Animal Collective and as the solo artist, Panda Bear, Noah Lennox spent the aughts helping redefine the aesthetics and methodology of experimental and independent music. With work ranging from splayed but lyrical noise, florid acoustic arrangements, and guitar-centric psychedelia, he and his bandmates have covered a vast musical territory that blurs the line between pop and ... Read more in Amazon's Panda Bear Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 12, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Paw Tracks
  • ASIN: B004MGMJ3E
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,109 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Recorded at his studio in Lisbon, Tomboy sees Animal Collective member Noah Lennox stepping away from the sample-based parameters of his previous record, Person Pitch, and incorporating more guitar and synthesizer. The record, massive in its span of emotion, genre, and sound, is the welcome return of one of the most prolific and consistent audio pioneers in recent memory.

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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 41/2stars April 15, 2011
By Robby
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
With just one review so far, I think we should get the ball rolling on Tomboy...

This is a very sucessful album. As many reviews have mentioned, Tomboy is not necessarily a 'follow-up' album to Person Pitch. The sound is simpler in a way that is hard to describe. The melody, idea, hook, or whatever, behind each song is simpler but the mood of each song and the spacey atmospheric production makes simple sound BIG. Listen at high volume.

The sound: not exactly organic as some reviews would have one think. Imagine heavily processed guitar over a simple beat, with layer after layer of reverberating vocals. The obvious reference might be the infamous 'wall of sound' but I really don't have another record that sounds like this one.

Tomboy has an interesting history because of the rather odd way in which it was slowly secreted by its creator. Panda has toured these songs and released many in a rawer form as 7" singles. This has given the listener the odd choice of having a choice. The work of Sonic Boom on the LP version of these songs is certainly noticable. If one word has been used as jornalistic shorthand to describe the music of Panda Bear and his legions, it is "nostalgic". Sonic Boom knows this adjective; in fact, MGMT's Boom produced album Congratulations has beocme one of this reviewers go-to records due to this nostaligic touch that is heard in songs such as "I Found A Whistle" and "Siberian Breaks". He was an excellent choice to mix these songs for the LP. The synth line on Tomboy is one example of a welcome addition that his mixes have provided, as are the percussive additions to "Last Night at the Jetty" and "Slow Motion".

Surprises include the pulsing "Afterburner", the sole track that Panda is willing to stretch to any great length.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Person Pitch, Slightly Shifted April 23, 2011
By s.t.
Format:MP3 Music
Having considered myself a devotee of all things related to Animal Collective, I was thrilled to hear some advance tracks from Panda Bear's third solo album, "Person Pitch." The 12 minute "Bros" was (and is) simply stunning to me. Panda Bear's voice had long been the honeyed chaser to Avey Tare's more manic delivery in Animal Collective, but here that beautiful yearning coo was the main focus of the music, mixed with washes of hazy synths and drifting in a hypnotically repetitive epic that owed as much to minimalist techno as to Brian Wilson and hippie jam bands. Perhaps most impressively, the sound of "Bros" was a significant departure in sound from anything anyone from the Collective had done previously, including Panda's own solo work. Surely, this was a sign that the AC spirit was going strong, and promised many more releases showcasing their restless experimentalism and constant evolution of sound.

Alas, I was a bit disappointed with the proper release of Person Pitch. I belong to a minority of people who feel that PP would have been much more effective and impressive as an EP rather than as a full album. For me, "Take Pills," "Bros," "I'm Not," and "Good Girl/Carrots" sound fantastic on their own, and are brought down by the surrounding tracks. I realize that this is heresy to some, but I found myself overdosing on the syrupy sweetness of the album as a whole. I enjoyed certain tracks, but waited anxiously for the next AC-related release to offer some nice contrast to Panda's Wall of Pet Sounds experiment.

For the most part, AC's Strawberry Jam (released shortly after Person Pitch) did offer a new direction in sound (some a bit questionable to me, see review for details), although Panda's contributions were again sunny, Wilson-inspired numbers, somewhat reminiscent of PP.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great album April 20, 2011
By LBC
Format:Audio CD
Tomboy definitely isn't Person Pitch, and though I do prefer Person Pitch overall, Tomboy demands just as much respect. Tomboy is signature Panda Bear style in the way of the droning vocals, but here the "droning" aspect expands into the music as well. It is a definitely a peaceful album, almost to the point where it creates a floating feeling. All the tracks are worth listening to, but the standouts are "Last Night at the Jetty", "Slow Motion", "Scheherazade", and "Afterburner". Definitely check this one out. Now when's the next Animal Collective album coming out...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One at a time February 19, 2012
By Hbar
Format:Audio CD
My listening experience with Panda Bear follows a very predictable pattern. I'm digging the sound during the first track I listen to (which may or may not be "You Can Count on Me"). The second one is usually cool too. Once the third track starts up, I'm starting to feel that I've had too much of a good thing. If I make it to a fourth track, chances are I'm going to move onto to something else before it's over. Now, if I come back to that same track the next day, I'll be digging the sound again.

I attribute my saturation point for Panda Bear music to the repetitive elements in several tracks and the highly produced vocals. The echo effect is interesting at first, but the novelty erodes quickly as its used again and again.

Tomboy tracks are a great addition to a playlist and it's a good album to have going if your player is set to shuffle.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Brickwalled May 26, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
There are some good songs on here, but it was simply mastered too loudly. It is painful for me to listen to at anything but very low volume. This is very discouraging to me because I like the way Panda Bear structures the sound. He just has to allow himself to use the full dynamic range available. Argh!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Do you like reverb?
Where Person Pitch is a purely digital deconstruction of the analog sounds that shaped American popular music (especially Brian Wilson/Beach Boys), Tomboy finds Panda Bear using... Read more
Published 2 months ago by C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Alternative Extraordinaire
I first became interested in PB and this release when I heard that Pete (Sonic Boom) Kember was producing it. Read more
Published 9 months ago by john doe
4.0 out of 5 stars TOMBY
Good album but nothing like Parsons. I guess I was so spoiled by the last one that I had really high hopes for this one.
Published 12 months ago by tom mcgovern
1.0 out of 5 stars the start is identical to finish
this album does not sound any different from its first chords to its last. not a single defining moment or remotely interesting diversion of tactic. Read more
Published 23 months ago by paulpaul
2.0 out of 5 stars Beach Boys meets Radiohead
title says it all...I like experimentism...I enjoy sonic sounds...just seems something is missing here...maybe a little more organic compostion and I would plus up my stars
Published on February 2, 2012 by agent IKE
4.0 out of 5 stars A wilderness of reverb. Melodically stunning.
A different animal that its seminal predecessor, an album I discovered soon after starting my Animal Collective fandom. Read more
Published on January 22, 2012 by Nicholas Foley
4.0 out of 5 stars A quiet, medatitive ride through sound
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Ever since I heard "Tomboy" was announced, I knew it would be hard to outdo "Person Pitch", his previous album. Read more
Published on January 10, 2012 by Ryan Estabrooks
4.0 out of 5 stars It just takes some time..
Well I suppose I should begin by saying that I bought this album exclusively because I was just so entranced by Person Pitch that it only seemed essential that I bought this one. Read more
Published on November 28, 2011 by SkottyMowguia
3.0 out of 5 stars Sleepy Panda
`Tom Boy' really is a lazy Sunday morning of an album, like most of us it takes the best part of a quarter of an hour to move through the gears and really get going. Read more
Published on November 4, 2011 by Guy Haynes
5.0 out of 5 stars So much more than Person Pitch
Simple but enveloping and incredible sound, consistently high quality songs through the whole album, and Panda Bear's changed what he sings about since the last time he was... Read more
Published on May 12, 2011 by BRK
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