Time Skiffs: Translucent Ruby Double Vinyl LP
Release Date: 4th February
Am I fool to be excited about a new Animal Collective record? What can I say, this new single has such a floating sense of space but a comforting blanket of the stars, like being a baby at a sensory session. Think this could maybe be the follow-up to Merriweather that I know you've been yearning for.
For those who dig: A safe passage to 2009. When a pitchfork BNM meant something, when ATP festivals were a weekend break to heaven and there were just rumours the poop was taking a one way ticket to the aircon unit.
Time Skiffs’ nine songs are love letters, distress signals, en plein air observations, and relaxation hymns, the collected transmissions of four people who have grown into relationships and parenthood and adult worry. But they are rendered with Animal Collective’s singular sense of exploratory wonder. Harmonies so rich you want to skydive through their shared air, textures so fascinating you want to decode their sorcery, rhythms so intricate you want to untangle their sources. Here is Animal Collective nearing 20, still in search of what’s next.