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of Montreal ¤¤ Daughter Of Cloud (2012)

 of Montreal ¤¤ Daughter Of Cloud (2012)

of Montreal Daughter Of Cloud
Founded: 1996
Location: Athens, Georgia
Album release: October 23, 2012
Recorded: Sunlandic Studios, (Athens, Georgia)
Record Label: Polyvinyl Records
Duration:     57:50
Tracks:
01. Our Love Is Senile      (4:00)
02. Obviousatonicnuncio      (3:06)
03. Sails, Hermaphroditic      (3:39)
04. Steppin' Out      (2:40)
05. Hindlopp Stat      (4:38)
06. Partizan Terminus      (2:06)
07. Georgie's Lament      (4:21)
08. Jan Doesn't Like It      (2:56)
09. Feminine Effects      (3:46)
10. Tender Fax      (3:21)
11. Psychotic Feeling      (3:02)
12. Alter Eagle      (2:38)
13. Kristiansand      (3:03)
14. Micro University      (2:54)
15. Subtext Read, Nothing New      (2:33)
16. Noir Blues To Tinnitus      (5:24)
17. Expecting To Fly (Buffalo Springfield Cover)   (3:49)
CREDITS:
Dottie Alexander  Keyboards
David Barnes  Artwork
Kevin Barnes  Composer, Mixing, Musician
Nin Barnes  Artwork
Greg Calbi  Mastering
Rebecca Cash  Vocals
Matt Chamberlain  Drums
Alexis Daglis  Saxophone
James Husband  Drums, Synthesizer, Vocals (Background)
Jason Nesmith  Synthesizer
Bob Parins  Pedal Steel
Davey Pierce  Bass
Bryan Poole  Guitar, Vocals (Background)
Matt Stoesell  Lap Steel Guitar
Neil Young  Composer
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Album moods: -Cheerful-Gleeful-Whimsical-Fun-Happy-Innocent-Theatrical-Amiable/Good-Natured-Energetic-Exuberant-Naive-Playful-Quirky-Springlike
Members:
Kevin Barnes
Bryan Poole
Dottie Alexander
Davey Pierce
Clayton Rychlik
Nicolas Dobbratz
Past members:
Julian Koster
Andy Gonzalez
Derek Almstead
Jason NeSmith
Matt Dawson
Nina Barnes
Thayer Sarrano
Ahmed Gallab
James Huggins
Zac Colwell
Kishi Bashi
Website: http://www.ofmontreal.net/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/ofmontreal
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ofmontreal
Label: http://www.polyvinylrecords.com/artists/...
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/xxofMontrealxx
Twitter: http://twitter.com/XXOFMONTREALXX
Tumblr: http://theviolenceofhandcrafteddolls.tum...
Press contact: US (Life or Death PR) - Heathcliff Berru (heathcliff.berru@gmail.com) / Nick Dierl (nick@wegetpress.com) | UK (Create Spark) - Debbie Ball (debbie@createspark.co.uk)
Agent: Erik Carter (erik@unclebooking.com)
Daughter of Cloud is a rarities album curated by Kevin. It features 17 tracks: 10 are previously unreleased, while the other 7 were originally issued on rare, out-print, or limited edition CDs and 7″s, all spanning the years 2007- 2012.
Available on limited 2xLP (cyan or black vinyl), CD, limited cassette (purple tape), digital formats.
In french:
Il s'agit en fait d'une compil de titres anciens, rares ou inédits du groupe. A découvrir.
Review by Fred Thomas  (Editor rating: ***½)
Athens, Georgia indie pop collective Of Montreal have changed costumes dramatically more than once. Centered around the always verbose songs of Kevin Barnes, their earliest albums were psychedelic twee freakouts, which gave way to more disco-informed pop around the time of 2004's Satanic Panic in the Attic and culminated in the group's most fully formed work on 2007's electro-pop epic Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? That album was marked by a shift toward darker lyrical topics, with Barnes getting into the depths of divorce, psychotic episodes, and multiple personalities all while turning in some of the most accessible music of Of Montreal's discography. Daughter of Cloud is a lengthy collection of outtakes and B-sides beginning around the time of Hissing Fauna, and running through to 2011. Ten of the album's 17 tracks are previously unreleased, with the rest coming from rare or out of print 7"s and CDs from the same time. Starting with 2008's befuddling and pretentious Skeletal Lamping, Of Montreal started a long and troubled road of less coherent albums and increasingly psychologically damaged themes, with albums like 2010's False Priest and 2012's Paralytic Stalks spinning further and further out of control and away from pop toward experiments and missteps. With the majority of the unreleased tracks on Daughter of Cloud being convoluted outtakes from these already hit-and-miss albums, a lot of it definitely falls into the miss category. The album starts strong with "Our Love Is Senile," a rubbery dance-pop number from the Hissing Fauna sessions with the same frantic yet positive energy as the best of the songs on that album. Quickly following that comes a series of False Priest outtakes ranging from schizophrenically scattered to unlistenable. The embarrassing pseudo-rap of "Steppin' Out" dissolves into the Bowie nightmare of non-song "Handlopp Stat" and a few more musical but equally cringe-inducing songs from the Skeletal Lamping era. Once these questionable outtakes end, however, things pick up greatly. The Carpenters meet Loretta Lynn at a Fleetwood Mac party classic rock ballad of "Feminine Effects" features lead vocals by Rebecca Cash, and slows Barnes' muse down enough to expose the song's gorgeous hooks without moving on to the next part in a paranoid rush. Songs like "Psychotic Feeling" and "Subtext Read, Nothing New" feel slightly unfinished, but the relative emptiness of these songs when compared to the usual mad rush of stimulus that makes up any given Of Montreal song is refreshing to say the least. The album ends with an echoey cover of Neil Young's "Expecting to Fly," taking the overall flow of the record from dizzying building jumpers to a chilled-out cool-down period before the end. Despite a few tracks that should have stayed unreleased, Daughter of Cloud succeeds by showing the most extreme versions of several different sides of Of Montreal, from their most intense and suffocating to their most uncommonly tender.
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REVIEW by Steven Hyden; October 16, 2012 (Rating: 5.8)
Link: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/17252-daughter-of-cloud/
By Philip Cosores on October 25th, 2012 (Rating: **,5)
Link: http://consequenceofsound.net/2012/10/album-review-of-montreal-daughter-of-cloud/
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Discography:
1997 Cherry Peel (Bar/None)
1998 The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy (Kindercore)
1999 The Gay Parade (Bar/None)
2001 Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies: A Variety of Whimsical Verse (Kindercore)
2002 Aldhils Arboretum (Kindercore)
2004 Satanic Panic in the Attic (Polyvinyl)
2005 The Sunlandic Twins (Polyvinyl)
2007 Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (Polyvinyl, No. 72 US)
2008 Skeletal Lamping (Polyvinyl, No. 38 US)
2010 False Priest (Polyvinyl, No. 34 US)
2012 Paralytic Stalks (Polyvinyl No. 121 US)
2013 Lousy With Sylvianbriar (Fall 2013)
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of Montreal ¤¤ Daughter Of Cloud (2012)

of Montreal ¤¤ Daughter Of Cloud (2012)

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