Indie Pop / Avant Pop / Muzyka alternatywna
premiera polska: 2016-12-19
kontynent: Ameryka Północna
opakowanie: kartonowe etui
After all the accolades from press and peers, what’s a legendary band to do? Forget the recording studio, rent out an abandoned office space in the middle of the New Mexico desert, set up, plug in and play REALLY LOUD. Starting with hardly a notion of the outcome, by seven days later Deerhoof had found (you guessed it) The Magic: a raw and refreshing 15-song wallop of an album about what happens when you leave your comfort zone.
The version of Deerhoof you hear on The Magic is a most punch-drunk proposition. Everyone showed up in the mood to sing. Satomi, Greg, John and Ed dream up alchemies of punk, pop, glam, hair metal, doo-wop, hip hop, and R&B, late-night car rides, long days, attitude and spandex. Poetry into noise. Volume knob into gratification. Friendship into rock band.
According to drummer Greg, the music on The Magic was lurking in the shadows of "what we liked when we were kids - when music was magic - before you knew about the industry and before there were rules. Sometimes hair metal is the right choice."
For singer/bassist Satomi Matsuzaki The Magic is but the latest episode of an ongoing gamble: "I joined Deerhoof a week after I arrived in San Francisco from Japan. I hopped on a MUNI bus to have a first meeting but got off at a wrong stop. I was lost and confused. They found me on a dark street corner after I called for help from a pay phone. Since then my adventure expanded. Deerhoof is a vehicle with four powered wheels that takes me through forest, desert and buildings. My life is adventure!"
The Magic is a mixtape imbued with Deerhoof's sorcery -- boldness, wonder, technical know-how, risk. It is a mixtape by the kid with the biggest music collection you've ever seen, who will take you camping and show you how to pull a rabbit out of a hat.
"The long-running San Francisco avant-garage band offers up another slice of their unique sound, which can veer from slashing post-punk to glistening melodic sheen. Give us two copies, please."
“Otherworldly and full of enchantment, Deerhoof's 13th studio album, The Magic, finds the wholly original and ever-engaging band at their most cohesive and versatile — which is saying a lot, given their dynamic history.”
"The avant-pop stalwarts return with one of their loosest and most rock-heavy records yet..."
"The Magic captures a love for pop melody that provides a perfect antidote to the dissonance, with songs that are as catchy as they are noisy...As much as Deerhoof seeks new territory, the band rarely loses its own thread...It's what makes The Magic's most unanticipated moments all the more daring and exhilarating."
"The frantic, fearsome noise-pop quartet blends buzzy aggression and featherlight pop with such cheeky abandon that sometimes their songs feel like capers they’ve barely pulled off...they’ll carefully construct intricate, glittery melodies only to plow through them with chainsaws and existential crises minutes later...Matsuzaki’s voice goes off like a sparkler in the rain, and the song is the epitome of catharsis, like popping a balloon at the birthday party of someone you hate...The magic, really, is holding the joy and suffering in the same hand, gleefully singing along to a song about pain. Life is suffering, man–let’s sing about it anyway."
"‘The Magic’ is crammed full of excitable, spur of the moment rock ’n roll."
1. The Devil and his Anarchic Surrealist Retinue 03:14
2. Kafe Mania! 02:43
3. That Ain't No Life To Me 01:52
4. Life is Suffering 03:36
5. Criminals of the Dream 05:00
6. Model Behavior 02:35
7. Learning to Apologize Effectively 03:15
8. Dispossessor 02:09
9. I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire 01:36
10. Acceptance Speech 03:00
11. Patrasche Come Back 00:47
12. Debut 02:54
13. Plastic Thrills 02:01
14. Little Hollywood 02:56
15. Nurse Me 02:41
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