of Montreal – I Feel Safe With You, Trash (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:06:01 minutes | 1,35 GB | Genre: Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © Sybaritic Peer
of Montreal have announced their new double album I Feel Safe With You, Trash, and founder Kevin Barnes has previewed the first part of the album via their Patreon account.
Yesterday (4 January) of Montreal returned to Instagram to announce their forthcoming double LP I Feel Safe With You, Trash.
The album will get a full release in March via their digital label Sybaritic Peer, and founder Kevin Barnes has already shared previews of the first 10 tracks via their Patreon account.
Barnes also confirmed via Instagram that of Montreal are still on Polyvinyl Record Co., and are working on their next album with Polyvinyl already.
This seventeenth album by the still-prolific band from Athens, Georgia (just like R. E. M.) which Kevin Barnes has led since 1997, includes no fewer than twenty tracks. Soaring, psychedelic, and some might say crazy, Of Montreal’s music is all of this, but what’s more, it is profoundly unique. It’s as if Frank Zappa had a son who preferred pop to jazz and other experimental improvisations. Because with Barnes, in spite of everything, you always end up finding your way back to pop music, even if it’s sometimes malformed, twisted, and steeped in rock and electronica. It’s also fair to speak of a pop format because the songs very rarely exceed five minutes in duration, most often clocking in at two or three minutes. Kevin Barnes is having fun with the echoes of his voice, multiplying them to create a charming kaleidoscopic effect which packs a punch and paradoxically sums up his music. Here, it starts from the first piece, Carton Aesthesis (o Portão), a ditty that hovers over a gravelly rhythm. Of Montreal has an artful way of choosing titles that flirt with the surreal. Thus we get Aries Equals Good Trash, Japanese Word for Witch, Fuckheads Is the Auto-correction, Fingerless Gloves, Kcrraanggaanngg!! not to mention Karlheinz Chop up Children… We dare not imagine what is going on in Kevin Barnes’s head… On Aries Equals Good Trash, we are also reminded of Prince’s high-pitched vocals, or of Lennon, when Barnes ecstatically breathes “eternal joy”. A feeling of happiness suffuses the album, with emotions running in all directions, rollercoasters careering through all different styles, flying from the goofy discoesque True Beauty Forever and landing elegantly on the funk guitar of Fuckheads Is the Auto-correction… We then move into a parallel world floating among the distended vocals of the title track, I Feel Safe with You, Trash. The journey continues through other soundscapes, distorting reality… Equatorial Hemorrhage Is a Dead Link, Yamagata Forest Flutes, and an African guitar on Thram Rammaged À Man-mod … A real spatio-sensory trip that takes us far out of the comfort zones into which so-called popular music is so often siloed these days. – Yan Céh
1. Carton Aesthesis (o portão)
2. And We Can Survive Anything If We Fake It
3. Aries Equals GoOd Trash
4. Queer As Love
5. Now That’s What I Call Freewave
6. JaPanese Word For Witch
7. This Is ExpOsed
8. True Beauty ForeveR
9. Fuckheads Is The AuTo-Correction
10. Drowner’s TeÃrs
11. I Feel Safe With You, Trash 03:20
12. Fingerless GlOves 03:02
13. Notes Of ViOlate SPectates A Flatter Of Male
14. EquatOrial Hemorrhage Is A Dead Link
15. Yamagata FoRest Flutes
16. ExtracT The Masculine Germ From Remote Memory
17. ThRam Rammaged Ã Man-mod
18. Kcrraannnggaanngg!! 04:02
19. Karlheinz ChOp Up Children 03:49
20. So Chill Then (o Portão)