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KING GIZZARD & LIZARD WIZARD
FLYING MICROTONAL BANANA
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If Nonagon Infinity was a destruction-wreaking psych tornado, then Flying Microtonal Banana is the aftermath, marked by a certain eeriness and a touch of uncertainty. The gust-like effects that sweep through the closing minutes of foreboding opener Rattlesnake and into Melting might most explicitly evoke such a metaphor, but the whole mood of the album is a more subdued one by comparison to the breathless intensity of its predecessor. Lyrically, Flying Microtonal Banana charts undeniably dark territory, which needless to say only intensifies the aura of inevitable doom that persists through its instrumentation modified guitars, basses, keyboards and harmonica are all at work here, not to mention a Turkish zurna horn. From the earth Melting down, to drowning in Open Water, to Anoxia, this is psychedelic rock at the more apocalyptic and macabre end of the spectrum. But obviously thats only a good thing in the hands of such maestros of the genre.
OLD 97'S
GRAVEYARD WHISTLING
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And so when it came time for the Old 97 s to record the follow-up to the highest-charting album of their career, 2014 s Most Messed Up, producer Vance Powell brought up the idea of returning to Tornillo. We knew instantly that it was the perfect move, says Miller. The result is the eleven songs of Graveyard Whistling, the eleventh studio album from the Old 97 s. Knowing that he wanted to consider as many options as possible, Miller handed over a huge pile of songs to the band; they whittled his thirty selections down to eleven. It grapples with spirituality and mortality, Rhett says. Our songs normally hide deeper meanings in the subtext, but they re more on the surface for this record.' The trick the Old 97 s have held on to is to take a song that may have a darker theme and present it as something to be screamed along to in a club. The emotional range and musical scope of Graveyard Whistling also benefits from the contributions of some remarkable co-writers including Brandi Carlile, Caitlin Rose, Nicole Atkins, and Butch Walker.
DIRTY PROJECTORS
DIRTY PROJECTORS
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So now that we return to Longstreth five years out from releasing anything resembling new work, with the added sting of an ended relationship, a dissolved band, and a hyper-specific sound completely dashed, the matter of language feels as prevalent as ever. On Dirty Projectors (perhaps the first self-titled album whose eponymous name feels as if it were addressing the project in a separate, past tense), Longstreth makes some of the same strides that he did on Swing Lo Magellan towards reaching a simpler, more common musical vocabulary, negotiating the reality of fame and royalties with his longstanding quest for individuality. If Dirty Projectors R&B leanings were implied before, here they are blown out to bombastic levels of flair and personal drama, openly touting Longstreths newfound songwriting connections to artists like Rih Rih and Solange. In brief moments, Dirty Projectors feels like a great rediscovery, a path forward for the project that unifies Longstreths fetishistic eccentricity with his peculiar knack for the accessible.
RHIANNON GIDDENS
FREEDOM HIGHWAY
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The album is a neat flip on Tomorrow Is My Turn, the Carolina Chocolate Drops singer's 2015 solo debut. That album features only one original composition, showcasing Giddens not just as an interpretive singer of tremendous vision and ingenuity, but also as a folklorist who's able to dip into the well of American song and from it draw moral clarity for the present day. Conversely, Giddens has writing credits on nine of Freedom Highway's dozen songs, but that's not to say she's tucked her folklorist's tools in a drawer somewhere. Like Bob Dylan, Giddens has completely absorbed the language of the American folk songfrom country-blues to jug-band anthems, from Pentecostal music to hip-hopand even the original numbers here pilfer words, images, and ideas from traditional music. Every song on the album is abundant in these acts of love and theft.

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