Thursday, August 28, 2008

New Of Montreal - "Nonpariel of Favor"

Download: Of Montreal - "Nonpareil of Favor"

But hey! Enough with beatings and protests. It's time for something nice and poppy, yes? Well, the new Of Montreal song, "Nonpariel of Favor", the second leaked track from Skeletal Lamping, and the song that happens to kick off the record, certainly starts that way, with a harpsichord giving the song a dainty, glam-pop feel. Strangely enough, the multi-tracked harmonies remind me of Queen-disciples The Darkness. Except that The Darkness never did the time-signature warp by unexpectedly launching into a Beatles-esque bridge. And, while I've spent more than enough time with Permission to Land, I'm also pretty sure that Justin Hawkins and company didn't slip into a dreampop noise-drone k-hole toward the end of their songs. Unlike "Id Engager", which had traces of funk and disco, "Nonpariel of Favor" is an amalgamation of experimental pop-music, with non-traditional song structures ruling the day. Based on "Nonpariel of Favor", we can expect Skeletal Lamping to be another strange, immensely impressive pop masterpiece.

Listen to it at the top of the post.

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(Jonathan Graef)

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