Monday, December 21, 2009

Atlas Sound :: Logos

Atlas Sound is the name Bradford Cox has used since he started playing music, the band from which his most lauded project was spawned. Logos haunts itself so well that it will make you forget that deer hunting exists. Cox gets some help from Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear of Animal Collective, and Lætitia Sadier of Stereolab. The pieces blend together and burn like a pit of fire in Cox’s sunken chest.

Most of the record is catchy melodies twisted around equally catchy notes and saran wrapped in the sheen of a synthetic beeping glow. The whole time, in the background looms a thundering distortion and an echo that simultaneously resonates in a dripping basement and a cavernous forest.

The monotonous and melodious mumblings one could easily assume were unintelligible, because of the way the lyrics creep almost unnoticed through some of the songs. However, Cox actually digs quite deep, singing about the disparity between reality and life’s childhood expectations and getting existential about the afterlife.

Some of the more interesting parts of the album are eerie noises of digital digestion, meandering in front of simple chords and repeated words. It’s similar to lying in a bed and having fever hallucinations of being serenaded by a ghost with an acoustic guitar, while your insides slosh around like a snow globe (which is, of course, a good thing).

Mango Nebula favorite from this artist:
Atlas Sound - Logos

Posted to on December 15th, 2009

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