Tame Impala – The Slow Rush - 2020 Psych Rock Indie Pop Sealed 180 Grm 2LP
Tame Impala – The Slow Rush
Island Records – 7757956, Interscope Records – 7757956, Fiction Records – 7757956
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180g
180 gram black vinyl and gatefold outer sleeve.Also includes fold out poster and download code.
℗© 2020 Modular Recordings Pty Ltd under exclusive license to Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd.Made in Germany.
THIS COPY IS SEALED
14 Feb 2020
Electronic, Rock, Pop
Synth-pop, Psychedelic Rock, Soft Rock, Indie Pop, Indie Rock
A1 One More Year
A2 Instant Destiny
B1 Posthumous Forgiveness
B2 Breathe Deeper
B3 Tomorrow's Dust
C1 On Track
C2 Lost In Yesterday
C3 Is It True
D1 It Might Be Time
D3 One More Hour
All music written, performed, produced and mixed by Kevin Parker.
Recorded and mixed in Fremantle, Western Australia and Los Angeles, California.
Mastered by Greg Calbi with Steve Fallone at Serling Sound, New Jersey.
A&R and Co-executive production Glen Goetze.
Photography and design by Neil Krug.
Art Concept by Kevin Parker and Neil Krug.
Endless gratitude to:
Soph, Glen, Jodie and everyone at Spinning Top,
Neil, the Namibia production crew, Kristofski, Matt Sav,
Jason Hanan, Billy Amezs, the guys, my fans, my family and my friends.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Text): 6 02577 57956 1
Barcode (Scanned): 602577579561
Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): 7757956 - A X = 6 BJ 92653-01 A1 SR
Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): 7757956 - B BJ 92653-01 B1 ex SR
Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched): 7757956 - C SR V = S BJ 92653-02 C1
Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched): 7757956 - D SR T+6 BJ 92653-02 D1
"Clearly, all the tinkering paid off. The Slow Rush is an extraordinarily detailed opus whose influences reach into specific corners of the past six decades, from Philly soul and early prog to acid house, adult-contemporary R&B, and Late Registration. I have to marvel that all this sound and history comes from Parker alone, picking every string and twisting every knob. He’s always used strong melodies and riffs to anchor his more unconventional structures, but there seems to have been a slight shift in perspective: Working with hip-hop producers got him thinking more about samples—how they unite music of different eras and genres under one roof.
But Parker, with his vast knowledge of tools and techniques, doesn’t need to sample—he creates the kind of music that other people like to sample. He can make his own instrumental loops that sound like Daryl Hall (the bittersweet keyboard in “On Track”), or Jimmy Page (the riff throughout the first part of “Posthumous Forgiveness”), or Quincy Jones (the “Ironside”-esque siren that lends panic in “It Might Be Time,” an ode to feeling washed). You might think you recognize the acoustic riff circling early-’70s soul-cruiser “Tomorrow’s Dust,” or the ascendant piano line in the ’90s-via-the-’70s R&B jam “Breathe Deeper,” but what you are most likely hearing is Parker’s gift for crafting classic parts.
This “sampled but not” sensibility, along with Parker’s constant use of boom-bap-style drums, is one of the ways that Tame Impala makes rock music that feels in conversation with hip-hop. And while Parker employs more acoustic instrumentation here than on Currents, The Slow Rush is also shot through with the effortless pulse of house music—the kind of grooves that dare you not to dance. On the kinetic opener “One More Year,” the record’s initial beat sneaks up from behind a robot chorus with a tremolo effect and doesn’t let up until everyone’s had a chance to strut and pose through the bass and conga breakdowns, and Parker’s made his little coach’s speech (“We got a whole year! 52 weeks! Seven days each...”).
This is a decidedly more upbeat Parker. There’s another person firmly in the frame with him now, an implied “we” as the newly wed Parker sees the next 50-ish years spread out in front of him—imagining kids, coming to terms with the choices he’s made, the whole bit. The Slow Rush seems to work from the present forward, maintaining the “fuck it, let’s do this” energy of “One More Year” with “Instant Destiny,” a swirling start-stop of a victory lap where he threatens to do something crazy, like buy a house in Miami. " ( Pitchfork)
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