RANGERS - PAN AM STORIES (CD - USED m-/m-)


"Tape-warped phantom band Rangers finally unleashes the grainy, soaring, expansive prog-pop opus we always knew was floating inside the fretboard (and imagination) of multi-instrumentalist mystery maestro Joe Knight. But whereas last year's critically lauded Suburban Tours LP found him condensing his cassette-crushed alien pop into 3 minute radio nuggets, Pan Am Stories uses the reverse strategy, letting each blurry strum pattern coast away and ride the breeze a bit before steering it into a fresh counter-melody or flanged-out guitar comedown. The extra breath and space gives the 13 songs a real sense of freedom and lightness and flight, layered in gentle blankets of fuzz, silky reverb, and audio collage riddles. A total saga, and a summit achievement of next-level invention for Knight as a musician (it's insane he played/recorded every instrument on this thing!) and artist. Have been soaking in these tracks non-stop since we first heard 'em this summer and are thrilled to get to share Stories with the world." (label info)
in stock | US| 2011| m-/m-| NOT NOT FUN | 8.00


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