Saturday, February 6, 2016

Of Montreal 2008-10-10 Roseland NYC (2008)

  • Indie pop
  • Alternative dance
  • Psychedelic rock
  • Live session
  • Alternative pop
  • Funk
  • Folk indie
  • Soul
  • Indie folk

Comment: Of Montreal is one of the most well-known artists coming out from the so-called The Elephant 6 Recording Company. The Denver, Colorado, US-established company involves such artists as Neutral Milk Hotel, Beulah, Olivia Tremor Control, The Ladybug Transistor, and M Coast, Apples In Stereo among many others. Musically these combos make difference against each other though sharing exquisite playfulness, aesthetical curiosity, artistic freedom and fondness for music of going beyond genres and styles. Furthermore, it was not unusual that the projects altogether used to share one and the same members (for instance, Jeff Mangum was or has been a member of such combos as Neutral Milk Hotel, Elf Power, Major Organ and The Adding Machine, Circulatory System, The Apples In Stereo, Synthetic Flying Machine). Of Montreal is the project of one of the collective`s founders, Jeff Mangum and this gargantuan set of 26 songs with a total length of 107 minutes is an example of the quintessence of the Elephant 6. There are up fine examples of energetic indie pop songs with strong hints at psychedelic and acid pop undertaking which might even remind of the New Weird America movement at the time, funk and dance-appealed frequencies, and more programmed synthetic and design pop. There was presented a cover version of Nirvana`s Smells Like Teen Spirit in the set. Moreover, one could perceive more or less humorous moments seeping out from those numerous sonic layers. By the way, one of the ditties was performed while Jeff Mangum was riding almost naked atop of a white horse. You could see the magnificent horse and a contemporary Dionysios riding on the picture above. In a nutshell, it could be said all the people who attended the gig got satisfied. 
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