PANDA BEAR - BUOYS VINYL (LTD. ED. HEAVYWEIGHT TRANSPARENT RED/BLACK GATEFOLD)
LIMITED EDITION HEAVYWEIGHT TRANSPARENT RED / BLACK VINYL GATEFOLD
Release Date: 8th February 2019
Animal Collective's Panda Bear, aka Lisbon-based musician Noah Lennox, re-surfaces with his 6th album and first record with producer Rusty Santos since his landmark Person Pitch. Buoys harks back to the psychedelic and ambient sounds of Person Pitch, whilst maintaining Lennox's more pop prose of more recent outputs. It's the 'Buoys'iness!
FFO: Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Gang Gang Dance, Deerhunter
"Noah Lennox's sixth solo album as Panda bear is Buoys. Buoys was co-produced and co-mixed by collaborator Rusty Santos in Lennox’s adopted home of Lisbon, Portugal. Lennox and Santos last collaborated on the landmark Panda Bear album Person Pitch, which had its 10-year anniversary last year. Animated by their ongoing interest in contemporary music production techniques, Lennox and Santos envisioned something that would “feel familiar to a young person’s ears.” However, Buoys retains a deep layer of experimentation coursing through the hyper-modern production – a hallmark of Panda Bear releases that will feel intimately familiar to fans of Lennox’s decade-plus body of work. Alongside Santos, Buoys also features collaborators in Chilean DJ / vocalist Lizz and Portuguese musician Dino D'Santiago, both artists who came to Lennox via Santos’ recent trap and reggaeton production work; the former contributes arrangements throughout the album including Dolphin, and both lend their vocals to Inner Monologue. Buoys is the first Panda Bear release since 2018's vinyl-only EP A Day With the Homies, and the follow-up to 2015's kaleidoscopic full-length Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. "The last three records felt like a chapter to me, and this feels like the beginning of something new," says Lennox whilst surveying how Buoys relates to the estimable Panda Bear catalogue. Indeed, the forthcoming Buoys is full of fresh ideas from one of modern music's most fascinating, innovative, and emotionally generous artists."