AMEN DUNES - FREEDOM VINYL (LTD. ED. NAVY BLUE /OR/ STANDARD LP)
VERSION 1: LIMITED EDITION NAVY BLUE VINYL
VERSION 2: STANDARD BLACK VINYL
Release Date: 30th March 2018
The New York-based artist Damon McMahon, aka Amen Dunes, has spent three years creating his fifth album, Freedom, and as the title might suggest, this is his freest, clearest and most joyous record of his career. The clouds have parted somewhat on McMahon's psychedelic folk-rock, which was previously awash with haze, hiss and hidden-meaning. By letting the light in slightly, his music has opened up to reveal itself in all it's funky, catchy, euphoric glory. A game changer right here!
For Fans Of: Strand of Oaks, Kevin Morby, Kurt Vile, Deerhunter
"Over the course of 10 years, Damon McMahon aka Amen Dunes has transformed continuously, and Freedom is the project's boldest leap yet. The themes are darker than on previous Amen Dunes albums, but it's a darkness sublimated through grooves. The music, as a response or even a solution to the darkness, is tough and joyous, rhythmic and danceable. It's a sound never heard before on an Amen Dunes record, but one that was always asking to emerge. Eleven songs span a range of emotions, from contraction to release and back again. Blue Rose and Calling Paul the Suffering are pure, ecstatic dance songs. Skipping School and Miki Dora are incantations of a mythical heroic maleness and its illusions. Freedom and Believe offer a street tough's future-gospel exhalation, and the funk-grime grit of L.A. closes the album, projecting a musical hint of things to come."