Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Man Man :: Life Fantastic

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Man Man :: Life Fantastic
Anti Records
May 6th 2011

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The new Man Man album may just be their least spastic Man Man-y album yet. But, that's not necessarily a bad thing. It was recorded with Bright Eyes member/engineer Mike Mogis, which is an interesting fact when thinking about what contributed to the arrangements flowing a bit more logically. Although it may have more pop structures there's still a slew of experimentation and Man Man goodness.

Stream "Life Fantastic" below:

Some info from the Anti website::
As frontman Honus Honus explains. “Contextually, this is an album fueled by the end of relationships, the death of good friends, an absence of structure, drifting from place to place without a real home. It's funny because in the past I was able to take bad situations and turn them into something creative but this time around I just couldn't at all. I felt nothing, which was worse than being miserable and depressed. Sometimes I guess you have to stumble around in a fog for awhile until you find a way out, rediscover your heart, take comfort in knowing that the only thing you really have control over is how you choose to roll with the punches. In many ways, this is an album about carrying on."

“The songs were fully-formed entities by the time we got to Mike’s studio,” says Kattner, “But he was there to say things like, ‘Okay, that’s a bit (too) much.’ He was able to help us carve the beauty out of the chaos we brought. It wasn’t whittling down the points; it was sharpening them so they’d puncture even deeper.”

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