Gossamer

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Like 2009's Manners, Passion Pit's sophomore outing is a fat thunderclap of soulful, echo-boom electro-pop that's as poisonous as it is precious, pounding out twinkling summer dance hymns that frame Michael Angelakos' elastic falsetto against a buttermilk sky that's secretly teeming with ominous storm clouds. With Gossamer, Angelakos' angst is pushed even further to the forefront, revealing an artist who doesn't just moonlight as a professional demon wrestler, but puts in a full day's work. Despite the flurry of pre-release woes canceled shows, lengthy hospital stays, and the revelation of a botched, early suicide attempt, the latter of which is examined in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Like 2009's Manners, Passion Pit's sophomore outing is a fat thunderclap of soulful, echo-boom electro-pop that's as poisonous as it is precious, pounding out twinkling summer dance hymns that frame Michael Angelakos' elastic falsetto against a buttermilk sky that's secretly teeming with ominous storm clouds. With Gossamer, Angelakos' angst is pushed even further to the forefront, revealing an artist who doesn't just moonlight as a professional demon wrestler, but puts in a full day's work. Despite the flurry of pre-release woes canceled shows, lengthy hospital stays, and the revelation of a botched, early suicide attempt, the latter of which is examined in great detail on the visceral and vulnerable closer "Where We Belong", Gossamer is a triumph of youthful, bipolar tenacity that filters its manic energy through a cosmopolitan prism of pop avenues, from silky neo-soul "Constant Conversation" to shimmery Jónsi-inspired synth pop "Take a Walk", the latter of which takes a third-person approach, weaving a tale of a husband and father's desperation in trying to make sense of his own actions in the midst of a recession's relentless, bloodied backhand. Angelakos' pathos aside, musically, Gossamer bristles with the kind of accessible pop luminosity that's usually relegated to barren Top 40 nonsense, but Angelakos and company know what constitutes a proper earworm, and effortless, infectious cuts like "I'll Be Alright," "Carried Away," "It's Not My Fault, I'm Happy," and the aforementioned "Constant Conversation" latch on to the cochlea like a xenomorph with a taste for Fun., Phoenix, and the Lightning Seeds. Though the environment that birthed the appropriately titled Gossamer may be a bummer, the end product is winningly majestic and brilliantly spun.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/24/2012
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 887254165125
  • Catalog Number: 541651
  • Sales rank: 3,612

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Passion Pit Primary Artist
Jon Natchez Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Kelly Pratt Trombone, Trumpet
Chris Zane Percussion, Drums
Eric Lamb Flute
Caleb Burhans Viola
Nico Muhly Piano, Celeste
Rob Moose Violin
Clarice Jensen Cello
Nadia Sirota Viola
Max Mandel Viola
Michael Angelakos Vocals
Anna Elashvili Violin
Yuki Numata Violin
Keats Dieffenbach Violin
Ebba Lovisa Andersson Vocals
Amanda Wikström Vocals
Petra Brohäll Vocals
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Anita Marisa Boriboon Art Direction
Chris Zane Producer
Diplo Programming
Nico Muhly String Arrangements
Alex Aldi Engineer, Additional Production
Michael Angelakos Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Richard Cohen Management
Jen Myles Groomer
Andrew Esposito Programming
Mike Dunkley Programming
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  • Posted January 2, 2013

    check them out now if you have not yet there good

    i burn my fav song talk a walk to the ground because i play that song so much but its that good

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