The Sunlandic Twins

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All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
Kevin Barnes' seventh Of Montreal album continues in his traditional vein of toying and teasing our memories of '60s pop, fed through whichever other fad or fashion most appeals to him at the time. In this instance, it's "21st century ADD electro-cinematic avant disco", which is a deliciously protracted way of saying quirky rhythms, lush harmonics, and a warm spot on the same side of the bed that the Polyphonic Spree occasionally share. The most deceptive angle to the album probably has to do with the titles -- it's unlikely whether the most obtuse mind could ever imagine tapping its toes to something called "Wraith Pinned to the Mist And Other Games," while "Forecast ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
Kevin Barnes' seventh Of Montreal album continues in his traditional vein of toying and teasing our memories of '60s pop, fed through whichever other fad or fashion most appeals to him at the time. In this instance, it's "21st century ADD electro-cinematic avant disco", which is a deliciously protracted way of saying quirky rhythms, lush harmonics, and a warm spot on the same side of the bed that the Polyphonic Spree occasionally share. The most deceptive angle to the album probably has to do with the titles -- it's unlikely whether the most obtuse mind could ever imagine tapping its toes to something called "Wraith Pinned to the Mist And Other Games," while "Forecast Fascist Future" simply shouldn't sound like a British Beach Boys, pebble-dashed with Ray Davies' finest harmonic daydreams, and then piped into a nursery where the infant Frank Zappa lays sleeping. Elsewhere, "Our Spring Is Sweet, Not Fleeting" may be little more than a minute long, but you live through great swathes of Rosemary's Baby while it's playing. To harp on about the "obvious" precedents that aging ears can pick out of Of Montreal's sonic stew, however, is to overlook all that is so savagely entertaining about their music plus, it makes them sound like a High Llamas tribute band, which is unfair as well. Rather, Sunlandic Twins is an album to leave playing while you're going about your daily business. Then see how quickly you discover its 13 tracks burrowing so deeply into your skull that it's as though you'd lived with its jerking, burbling, and never less than transcendental swirlings for ever.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2005
  • Label: Polyvinyl Records
  • UPC: 644110008817
  • Catalog Number: 88
  • Sales rank: 57,840

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Requiem for O.M.M.2 (2:19)
  2. 2 I Was Never Young (3:30)
  3. 3 Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games (4:15)
  4. 4 Forecast Fascist Future (4:22)
  5. 5 So Begins Our Alabee (4:15)
  6. 6 Our Spring Is Sweet Not Fleeting (1:02)
  7. 7 The Party's Crashing Us (4:53)
  8. 8 Knight Rider (1:06)
  9. 9 I Was a Landscape in Your Dream (3:05)
  10. 10 Death of a Shade of a Hue (2:54)
  11. 11 Oslo in the Summertime (3:21)
  12. 12 October Is Eternal (3:58)
  13. 13 The Repudiated Immortals (2:18)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Art Snob Solutions (3:23)
  2. 2 The Actor Oppobrium (2:36)
  3. 3 Keep Sending Me Black Fireworks (3:28)
  4. 4 Everyday Feels Like Sunday (3:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Of Montreal Primary Artist
Kevin Barnes Vocals, Various
Nathan Barnes Vocals
Heather McIntosh Cello
Per Willy Trumpet
Nina Barnes Vocals
Nick Canada Trumpet
Technical Credits
David Barnes Artwork
Kevin Barnes Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Glenn Schick Mastering
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