album review: of montreal
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011

  • Posted by: Siobhan Fludder

Of Montreal's latest EP, The Controller Sphere leans its focus upon an exploration of smashed up sounds and elongated instrumental moments engaging in artistic expression, as opposed to roughing out the typical confines of our wider known verse and chorus constructed melodies. Though only five tracks, the pure oddness of each creation within the EP deliver enough unique swells and bursts to hold the listeners attention for nearly every moment of electronic bustling. Most curious of all would be the stream-of-consciousness spoken word that is a common element throughout The Controller Sphere. Certainly, it is not a compilation that will be easily swallowed by all. The utter confusion that surrounds ones first listen will either enthrall or repel the audience; it is clearly an instance where you either get it or you don't. Nonetheless, there is certainly an intricately creative mind behind the recordings produced with this mix and is an ideal blend for those currently scouring music's latest releases for their next mind warp.

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