Passion Pit - Gossamer (CD)

Passion Pit

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Categories
RockPopMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Rock & Pop
Number of Items
1
Title
Gossamer *
Media
CD
BarCode
887254165125
Country of Origin
USA
Label
Naxos
Department
Music
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
Audio CD
Barcode
887254165125
Previews

Rolling Stone (p.68) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "'Take a Walk' sets lyrics about the Great Recession to stomping disco pop, displaying Angelakos' gift for making pain feel like pleasure."
Entertainment Weekly (p.74) - "[T]heir shiny, Flaming Lips-y thing works." -- Grade: B

Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Take A Walk - Album Version
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] I'll Be Alright - Album Version
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Carried Away - Album Version
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Constant Conversations - Album Version
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Mirrored Sea - Album Version
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Cry Like A Ghost - Album Version
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] On My Way - Album Version
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Hideaway - Album Version
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Two Veils To Hide My Face - Album Version
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Love is Greed - Album Version
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] It's Not My Fault, I'M Happy - Album Version
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Where We Belong - Album Version
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Take a Walk
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] I'll Be Alright
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Carried Away
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Constant Conversations
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Mirrored Sea
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Cry Like a Ghost
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] On My Way
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Hideaway
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Two Veils to Hide My Face
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Love Is Greed
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] It's Not My Fault, I'm Happy
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Where We Belong
Genre
Pop / Rock
Duration
47m 27s
Country
USA
Notes

Personnel: Michael Angelakos (vocals, programming).
Audio Mixers: Chris Zane; Alex Aldi.
Recording information: Gigantic Studios, New York, NY.
Photographer: Mark Borthwick.
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 J¢nsi-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 Ridley Scott 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 as it is obviously spun by the most malevolent of spiders. ~ James Christopher Monger

Distributor
Columbia Records/Sony Mus
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Passion Pit
Producer
Chris Zane; Michael Angelakos
Artists
  1. Passion Pit
Date Released
2012-10-01 00:00:00
Engineer
Alex Aldi
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