I Love You, It’s CoolAlbum |
Psychedelic southerners keep the weirdness coming.
Two years after their underground breakthrough Beast Rest Forth Mouth, Brooklyn-via-Georgia/Alabama neo-hippies Bear In Heaven remain committed to out-weirding their psych-pop peers. I Love You, It's Cool, the trio's third record, continues to push the envelope of the Yeasayer/Merriweather-era Animal Collective blueprint. It's a record with virtually no minimal moments, with virtually every slice of electronic pop draped in layers of synth and electronic expansion. The more is more approach makes for some overdone moments ("Space Remains" sounds as if it's sampling an action sequence from a Star Wars prequel) though the best songs remain quite satisfying. Bear In Heaven's formula of aural over-stimulation is most realized on "Sinful Nature," a track good enough to make you almost wish Pink Floyd discovered chillwave in the 1970s. As a whole, it's a record that's aware of current trends in electronic indie, yet hardly a slave to them. Perhaps that's why even their most overtly indulgent moments are readily forgivable.
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