Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One

The Olivia Tremor Control - Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One
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Based on 9 reviews
1999 Ratings: #15 / 110
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Based on 84 ratings
1999 Ratings: #37
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March 23, 1999 / Release Date
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Flydaddy / Cloud / Label
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I have no idea what I just listened to but it's great.
They call it animation music because it's so damn full of life!

Onwards with albums I didn't think i'd like as much as i do, we have a psychedelic record on our mix now. I have no idea where to begin with this as this album has put my brain in shambles, in a good way obviously. What i love most about this thing is how it uses the most redundant and annoying musical cliches that are present in the psychedelic scene and just tip them over on it's head. Random instruments, electronic and ... read more
Ok how is it that Merriweather Post Pavilion is this beloved, "classic" psych-pop album, yet this; an astonishing and just brilliant album gets not even a fraction of the overrated as hell Post Pavilion? We live in an unfair world, my friends...

Now, I've never dabbled in hard drugs myself, but I really imagine whatever "The Bark and Below It" is, that's what it feels like to be on crack. That really was an experience.
The same formula as the debut, but its farther down the rabbit hole. This is a sound collage, more than just a set of songs.

Having said that, there are amazing tunes to be pulled out... Grass Canons & I Have Been Floated (with its Mangum moment) for sure.

'Paranormal Echoes' is one of my absolute favorite songs to this day, probably 1000 listens in.
Well that was one hell of a ride!
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Track List

  1. Opening
  2. A Peculiar Noise Called "Train Director
  3. Combinations
  4. Hideway
  5. Black Foliage (Animation 1)
  6. Combinations
  7. The Sky Is a Harpsichord Canvas
  8. A Sleepy Company
  9. Grass Canons
  10. A New Day
  11. Combinations
  12. Black Foliage (Animation 2)
  13. I Have Been Floated
  14. Paranormal Echoes
  15. Black Foliage (Animation 3)
  16. A Place We Have Been To
  17. Black Foliage (Itself)
  18. The Sylvan Screen
  19. The Bark and Below It
  20. Black Foliage (Animation 4)
  21. California Demise 3
  22. Looking for Quiet Seeds
  23. Combinations
  24. Mystery
  25. Another Set of Bees in the Museum
  26. Black Foliage (Animation 5)
  27. Hilltop Procession (Momentum Gaining)
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