Monday, February 14, 2011


Tame Impala- Innerspeaker (2010) MP3 & FLAC


"Nothing else matters, I don't care what I miss. Company's okay, solitude is bliss."

Reviewers love to take bands such as Tame Impala and reduce their sound to a list of its more obvious influences, and while this can be an informative approach to describing music for those unfamiliar with an artist (yes, I confess to doing this too), it can also implicitly suggests an artist's lack of originality.What this overlooks is that all art integrates influences and previous forms, so in the case of music, what makes something derivative or fresh-sounding depends a lot on whether or not it pushes these influences or previous forms into new contexts. On Innerspeaker, Tame Impala effectively weave nearly every disparate thread of the psych-rock tradition, ranging from British Invasion to late-sixties San Francisco psychedelia to the hard-edged early-seventies riff-driven sound of Detroit bands such as MC5 to the space-jangle of another Aussie psych band The Church, into something truly distinct. Take, for example, "Expectation." While soaking with psychedelic overtones, there is also a surprisingly Electronic feel to the song, which envelops the listener in an unfamiliar billowy haze of sound that makes for some pretty damn fine listening. More please!

Innerspeaker
 1. It's Not Meant to Be  (5:22)
 2. Desire Be Desire Go  (4:26)
 3. Alter Ego  (4:48)
 4. Lucidity  (4:32)
 5. Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind?  (3:19)
 6. Solitude Is Bliss (3:56)
 7. Jeremy's Storm  (5:28)
 8. Expectation  (6:03)
 9. The Bold Arrow of Time  (4:25)
10. Runway, Houses, City, Clouds  (7:15)
11. I Don't Really Mind  (3:46)



11 comments:

  1. Jo Jo's Yellow SubmarineFebruary 15, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    Postin' em up side by each! Hibernated and fell behind hehe. The cd rip and flac encode box needs a motherboard battery grrr...have one somewhere in a box of pc parts. Got disc two of the Cure that was awesome love demos and outtakes of classic albums. Will scoop up these Tame Impalas and Esben & The Witch as well and keep a finger on the pulse of the music! And here is another lossless link for your perusal, http://flaclossless.blogspot.com/ =^..^=

    ReplyDelete
  2. Jo Jo, many thanks for the link. I'll have your other Cure-related requests up sometime this week. Right now, it's Scott Walker time.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I remember this blog from awhile back; I think a lot of the links are dead now. I was trying to DL some Pogues once upon a time

    ReplyDelete
  4. Jo Jo as the Funky WalrusFebruary 15, 2011 at 1:46 AM

    Yea discovered that flaclossless kinda late in the game but did get Fu Manchu, Velvet Underground and some others there before crapidshare crapped out. Rockanthology 69 was probably the first flac blog eye ever visited at a bud's place before even having broadband. Traded in some discs earlier and got Radiohead, Ministry, Metallica, The Cure, Chevelle and some others. Not bad for a Monday. :0)

    ReplyDelete
  5. hey Jo Jo, if you haven't heard, Radiohead is releasing a new album saturday: http://pitchfork.com/news/41561-radiohead-to-release-new-album-this-saturday/

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow, thank you for this ... and also for Warpaint (!) and Esben and the Witch ... so much good new music ...

    ReplyDelete
  7. Issi, you're welcome. Tame Impala's album was one of my favorites from last year (as was Warpaint). More good stuff on the way!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Eye loves me some Radiohead! Will it be like In Rainbows where you pay what you can afford. Got mine for 1$ *hehe*

    ReplyDelete
  9. no, it's going to be released digitally Saturday on their website for I think $9 for MP3 or Wav (which is lossless). The physical copies will be released in May

    ReplyDelete
  10. When you rip a disc it is wavs then you can make the wavs into flacs. Tried audio transcoder for the free trial only for making wavs into flacs, now I use Bonk. It sounds better and is very handy. Hardly any music files it can't handle.

    ReplyDelete
  11. thanks tyrrunes, I'll download Bonk and check it out

    ReplyDelete

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.