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In Ear Park
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Taking stylistic note from Van Dyke Parks' production sound, the album sounds cinematic and dreamy as most songs are coated with a gauzy film. "No One Does It Like You" is a strong contender for stand out track because of the catchy 60's melody prominently displayed in a glorious wall of sound. "Teenagers" sounds like a long lost 78 with its circus-like melody and handclapped percussion. "Floating on the Lehigh" has a tide like melody it ebbs and recedes. `In Ear Park' is an album that rewards again and again.
While comparisons to Grizzly Bear are obvious, this isn't a bad thing, as Grizzly Bear is an excellent band. Rather, this album is a slightly more focused effort by the pair. While several members of Grizzly Bear helped out on this project, it's very clear that Rossen and Nicolaus are in control of the resulting sound.
And sound it does. From the bizarre, yet danceable No One Does It, to the softer, prettier In Ear Park, Phantom Other and Balmy Night, there's a clear focus on layered melodies and instruments, resulting in some unique and beautiful songs. While the album does occasionally veer into the obscure (Classical Records) it's hard to find much fault with it. For sonic experimentation done right, I recommend In Ear Park.
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Awesome record, perfect online purchase. Didn't take but a couple of days to receive. This is one of my favorite albums of all time and you've just gotta hear it on vinyl.Published 23 months ago by james grimes
Some of the best music to come out in recent years. The album gives off an outdoorsy vibe. As if the songs take you on a hike through the woods.Published on April 26, 2014 by Anthony J. Lowry
I love this.... why do I have to write 17 more words? I just love it, that is all. period.Published on December 22, 2012 by Min
I rank this as one of the best CD's I've listened to for some time. It is very considered and yet spontaneous songwriting. Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by Happy Reader