Comment: Animal Collective's gigs used to be energetic
and burbly ones, which are available at Archive.org and the same words could as
said about the recent, 15-track issue. The Baltimore, US-based quartet issued
brand new album Painting With in the beginning of the year on Domino,
which seems to sound polyrhythmically and being galvanised with vowel effects
to conjure up psychedelic sensations as much as I was able to hear from this
gig. Something very special could not be found from except FloriDada.
Business as usual I would dear to say because AC seems to have reached its
aesthetical limits. Of course, since Merriweather Post Pavilion AC
changed its direction to be more electronic and dance appealed rather than New
Weird-oriented as their previous albums used to be. So one could admit AC did
not invent something new and I do not feel myself psyched at all to get the new
one. Indeed, much has changed around them and us and it is hardly exciting to
expect truly refreshing breezes from there, as it was actually reasonable 7-16
years ago. However, the recent gig consists of old and new compositions and
fortunately the combo has found a proper balance between them. By the way, the
live started off with Alvin Row, and Bees and the session
involves the favourite track of mine by Animal Collective, Loch Raven.
Insofar as AC is not planning to revisit Estonia I shall have to regret that I
did not attend their live at Lillepaviljon 10 years ago.