Searing guitar lines, bouldering drums, free bass & of course Parker’s voice, but now there’s heavily mournful pads & sunshine lead lines from an army of analogue explorers in the mix.
Again recorded & produced almost entirely by Kevin Parker & mixed by the trailblazing Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips / MGMT), ‘Lonerism’’s sound is not so much reinvented as completely redrafted & stretched way, way out. the most apparent advance is in the use of synthesisers – there’s swathes of them cutting melancosmic shapes across almost every track. for fans of everyone from connan mockasin to of montreal or flaming lips & sweet to the beatles, this is a mind-melting psych extravaganza! “a luscious, floaty ode to solitary life” 9/10 – nme.