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Lonerism (2012)

Artist: Tame Impala
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Format: CD
Sku: 240399265
UPC: 602537065189
UPC 14: 00602537065189
Release Date: 10/9/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Be Above It ~ Tame Impala
2. Endors Toi ~ Tame Impala
3. Apocalypse Dreams ~ Tame Impala
4. Mind Mischief ~ Tame Impala
5. Music to Walk Home By ~ Tame Impala
6. Why Won't They Talk to Me? ~ Tame Impala
7. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards ~ Tame Impala
8. Keep on Lying ~ Tame Impala
9. Elephant ~ Tame Impala
10. She Just Won't Believe Me ~ Tame Impala
11. Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control ~ Tame Impala
12. Sun's Coming Up ~ Tame Impala
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Kevin Parker (vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Dave Fridmann.
Muze PNote Recording information: 2010-2012.
Muze PNote Photographer: Matthew C. Saville.
Muze PNote There's a better than decent chance that, no matter where you are, Perth, Australia is pretty far away, a fact that pretty much makes Tame Impala mastermind Kevin Parker an isolated pop genius' isolated pop genius. Working mostly by himself, Parker mines this solitude with brilliant results on Tame Impala's sophomore effort, Lonerism. Diving headfirst into the realm of pop music, the way Parker uses keyboards to explore more traditional melodies makes the album feel like the McCartney to Innerspeaker's Lennon, blending the familiar with the far out to craft a Revolver-esque psych-pop experience. This shift from the guitar-heavy sound of the debut to a more synthed-out approach gives the album a more expansive feeling, allowing Parker to explore new textures through layer after layer of melody. As with Innerspeaker, sonic architect Dave Fridmann handles the mixing, and though he wasn't involved in the recording process, Lonerism definitely shares the producer's knack for using the space as an instrument in and of itself. This layering of not just sounds, but environments, creates a serene and lonely patchwork of sound, texture, and atmosphere that's a pleasure to explore, offering something different with every journey into its swirling haze of classic pop melody and modern, more experimental, construction. Most importantly, the partnership allows Fridmann to help shape Tame Impala's wild, starry-eyed ambition into something enveloping and accessible, a trick he's performed for the Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev again and again. This combination gives Lonerism the best of both worlds, allowing it the creative freedom to emerge as one of the most impressive albums of the home-recording era while still feeling superbly refined. ~ Gregory Heaney

Producer: Kevin Parker

Engineer: Kevin Parker

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Kids Are Alright (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Fifth Estate (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Tribute To Fleetwood Mac
Muze Music Compilations Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/08/2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2012
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : MODCD 157
Music Label Name Label : Modular Recordings
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602537065189

Professional Reviews

Billboard (p.36)
- "[T]he introduction of unending electronic ambience morphs the set into a new breed of psychedelia."

Q (Magazine)
(p.106)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "Mixed by Flaming Lips collaborator Dave Fridmann, LONERISM's 12 tracks seem designed to perfectly soundtrack smoke-scented sunsets."

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.85)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "LONERISM is liberally sparked with synths, propelling these songs even further towards the heart of the sun."

Paste (magazine)
- "LONERISM expertly balances heady textures with effortless melodicism."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Tame Impala
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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