Wow, a fantastic album that to me has an almost hypnotic religious feel to it. The opener Comfy In Nautica is the best song the Beach Boys never did, and as has already been said much of the vocals sound a lot like Brian Wilson singing in a cathedral. There's a real warmth to the album, it meanders but never fails to engage. It's experimental but has a soul. It is perhaps a little bit less restless than the Animal Collective stuff (though only a tad), and I found this much easier to get into. Put it on replay, lie back, relax and enter the world of Panda.
You know a band's on fire when even their solo work is awe inspiring. On this single, Panda Bear (of Animal Collective) takes the spaciousness of dub, the haunting samples of Susumu Yokota and Colleen, the crackly fuzzes and hums of Philip Jeck and the vocal harmonies of Brian Wilson and creates a blend fit to channel any mood he fancies, whether it be bleak isolation ("I'm Not") or sun-soaked optimism ("Comfy In Nautica"). A highly unique release - get comfy in Nautica, immediately!