Tame Impala - The Slow Rush
Tame Impala is not a band. Even if it appeared for a long time and many people may still be convinced of it. The fact is, however, that singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Kevin Parker is the sole mind behind all the works. Only during his live show does he rely on the support of his colleagues from POND and teach them to play his songs. Otherwise, everything is done in the best do-it-yourself manner. Over the years, Parker has amazed everyone -audiences and critics- in several ways. Coming out of nowhere, he conceived two albums such as "Innerspeaker" (2010) and "Lonerism" (2012), counted by psychedelia enthusiasts among the best works of the decade. In the course of working on “Currents”, Parker experimented for the first time with a wide range of disco sounds, which he skillfully integrated into the overall psychedelic-rocky overall concept of Tame Impala. A noticable change in his work that made him lose so many fans including me, but at the same time made countless new ones. And now, he created his less interesting work "The Slow Rush" after 5 years.
It's okay to experiment and take on new challenges, but Parker has intuited that the winning formula could derive from a clever mix between the psychedelia light of the first two records and the groovy driftsof the third . He thus composed twelve soft-rock tracks that persevere in the mediation between lysergic fumes and pop music, to consolidate the sympathies of both the nostalgic of the hippy era and the young rampant with the fixed for the spritz to be consumed in total white rooms. Satisfying very different listeners: a successful enterprise, but not far from simple.
All written, arranged and performed by Parker alone, who proudly continues to display the banner of the lone hero. But Kevin's dream is to transform the world into a large ultra-colorful and hyper-pop disco, moreover succeeding perfectly in "Borderline" which is the best song of this record. This album is just a middle of the way one and has nothing special in it.
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