“Bros” by Panda Bear

Ten years ago last week, Noah Lennox aka Panda Bear released arguably the best album of 2007– one that still heavily influences music today. Like most albums from Animal Collective and its members, there’s a clear Brian Wilson/Beach Boys influence, but what elevates Person Pitch above all others is its consistency and very savvy use of sampling. Despite its organic, summery feel, one that in particular brings to mind The Avalanches’ Since I Left You, Panda Bear largely relied on Roland SP-303 samplers to make this album, teasing out elements and shifting them in a way that never feels constrained. The result is an album that lives up to its critical acclaim and is, in some ways, the reason why every project from Animal Collective or Panda Bear, in particular, is met with such great anticipation.



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