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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 ›
That is so sweet when that electric guitar comes in at the end there.
It's underwater space time...you know what I'm talking about. That sweet sweet spot.
And then the whole rest of the album.
Not a bad song on it.
I like their second album as well, but not as much...as this one.
Sounds like nothing else. Sounds like the inside of my brain.
I've had this album for a couple of years now, so I didn't get the remixes. I heard em. They're ok. A nice little treat, but the album its self...finds its way in to CD player...often.
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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
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
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