On his third solo outing as Panda Bear, Animal Collective's Noah Lennox balances blossoming melodic pop with wildly experimental sound techniques, hitting on a stunningly unique sound that's both overwhelming and inspirational. Inside the booklet included with Panda Bear's third solo album, Person Pitch, is a list of artists. Maybe Noah Lennox, the man behind the Panda Bear, began this influence-naming exercise in a minimal techno state of mind. On the other hand, the inclusion of these four at the top could be significant. We always knew that the guys from his main band, Animal Collective, had an ear out for electronic music, but with Panda Bear, the impact of the DJ seems to run deeper. The music on Person Pitch soundsnothing like proper dance music, but the basic structure-- the use of dynamics, and above all, the sense of repetition-- draws heavily from that context.
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He described it as a collection of "super dubby and old sounding" songs inspired by his recent marriage, fatherhood, and move to Portugal. The album was met with universal critical acclaim,  and later ranked among various "top 10 albums of the s" lists. It is noted for influencing a wide range of subsequent indie music ,  including the chillwave genre and numerous soundalike acts. Lennox recorded Person Pitch over a two-year period, working slowly because he lacked large stretches of time to dedicate to the material in between tours with Animal Collective. A lot of the songs on Person Pitch are kind of sugary. Also the stuff that's happened to me in the past two years, like getting married and having a kid and all that, has had a pretty profound impact on the kind of music I play and the kind of subjects I address. My approach to being a musician has drastically changed from having a kid and being a provider.
The Number Ones. Album Of The Week. Under vaguely zoological personas, four boys from Baltimore joined forces at the turn millennium to explore primal, child-like sounds within a tableaux of experimental, off-kilter pop. In the midst of their meteoric rise, Noah Lennox, otherwise known as Panda Bear, released his solo album opus, Person Pitch. Lennox had just moved to Portugal and started a family.
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