Animal Collective, Danse Manatee
A fetishistic exploration of high and low frequencies
When FatCat Records reissued Danse Manatee alongside Animal Collective’s debut album (2000′s Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished), the group’s early fans were left scratching their heads. Unlike its predecessor’s glimpses of locked grooves and magic mushroom melodies, this record is completely off the rails, a fetishistic exploration of high and low frequencies that’s absolutely aimless in certain areas. We blame the band’s burgeoning friendship with Black Dice, a group that understands the innate power of macerated noise music a little better.