Animal Collective - Prospect Hummer
NME.COM feature on Animal Collective - Prospect Hummer album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 17 May 2005
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A gleeful mess of strangled electro
- Aug 24, 2012
A confusing but likeable jumble
- Jun 22, 2012
Baltimore oddballs hit the spot
- May 16, 2012
'Man of 10,000 voices' Michael Winslow introduces band at US festival
Palma Violets, Django Django and Savages also perform at East London festival
'Monkey Been To Burn Town' will be released on May 27
Animal Collective - Prospect Hummer: Wikipedia Album Entry
Prospect Hummer is an EP by Animal Collective released in May 2005.
On a Europe tour in the middle of 2004, the group was introduced to the British folk singer Vashti Bunyan in Edinburgh, Scotland, by Kieran Hebden (Four Tet). Bunyan finally contributed vocals to all of the songs except for "Baleen Sample". Avey Tare, Panda Bear and Deakin are present throughout the entire EP; Geologist, who could not join the tour because of his dayjob, is featured only on the song "Baleen Sample". They had three days to record three songs.
The first two songs are actually outtakes from the Sung Tongs recording sessions, re-recorded with Bunyan.
Bunyan says about the recordings:
“ My daughter says she can hear me smiling on the title track [...] and I was. I loved having the freedom to sing as I wanted. I was still finding my voice after burying it for years.”
The release in 2005 led to a Fat Cat Records signing for Vashti Bunyan, who finally wrote, recorded and released her second album Lookaftering, ending a thirty year hiatus.
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