JANE - Coconuts
Coconuts is a second official release by Jane, the duo made up of Noah Lennox (aka Panda Bear of Animal Collective) and DJ Scott Mou (aka Queens). "Berserker", the preceding Jane release, was put out by Paw Tracks in the spring of 2005. Recorded in 2002, "Coconuts" introduces the sound of the duos early days the title track was made during Janes first meeting. It was originally self-released as a limited edition CD-R. Psych o Path is proud to see this work through its first official release.\r\nA musical union that spawned from a mutual love of dance music has evolved into a sonic manifestation of a collective unconscious, one that eludes all conventional perceptions regarding what can be accomplished compositionally through the use of a turntable, mixer, keyboard and effects. Lennox and Mou relish in the freedom of home recording, calling upon the cooperation of the viscera and cerebrum in the listener, with two psychedelic jams. Through repetition and transcendence, these pieces form an erratic tide, straddling cohesion and sprawling, intently refusing to choose between the two. On "Coconuts," Mou and Lennox serve to challenge preconceived notions involving the constituents of psychedelic music. The overwhelming presence of sweat-drenched stringed instrumentation is noticeably absent. In its place is percussion that is both pulsating and skeletal (achieved through Mous masterful manipulation of the turntable), awash with keyboards and effects, joined by Lennoxs mournful, amorphous vocals. The link between these musical mediums and the realm of psychedelia is indulgence. The abscesses of the Id are gracefully confronted and pondered. The ego, and its desire for instant gratification, has been swept up in this ocean of sound. Trusting is with its weight, it chooses not to swim against the tide, but float with it, and allow itself to be carried where this acoustic sea considers fit.\r\nThis edition of "Coconuts" stays true to the artwork found in the original release. The CD is packaged in a square 7" hand-pressed by Jon "Jonas" Asher, of a beautiful drawing by Mou. Rusty Santos of UUAR (whose past projects include Animal Collective) and Edik Kleyner of Jesus with Me were responsible for the re-mastering." - Psych-o-Path.
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