Noah Benjamin Lennox's stage name, Panda Bear, has never been more appropriate than his though meditative, sixth studio album, ’Buoys’.
It seems as if the rare, american panda has just eaten a ton of intoxicating bamboo. The placid beasts are in any case more to yoga than kung-fu.
Added a kind of sprawling drowsiness envelops Lennox the listener with a minimalist sound consisting of acoustic guitars, deep beats and manipulated vocals.
’Buoys’ is a melodic, airy, and immediately likeable, but several of the compositions are slipping unnoticed past, and you miss a binding dimension in multitalentets a little too uniform and dagdrømmende sound.
Both as a soloist and with his main band, Animal Collective, Lennox actually always created the hypermodern superstructures on The Beach Boys’ masterpiece ’Pet Sounds’, which also is the basic template for the ’Buoys’.
Panda Bear anno 2019 is the sound of a krammekærligt pets, if playful is transmitted in a zero-gravity sloshing response, which, however, lacks flesh and blood to be anything more than a musical cuddly.
the Cover for 31 minutes long 'Buoys' that Panda Bear has recorded in Lisbon, in cooperation with Rusty Santos.