Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Here's a tropical slice of psychedelia from Ducktails, a.k.a. New Jersey musician Matt Mondanile. "Beach Point Pleasant" kind of reminds me of Panda Bear & El Guincho, without sounding too much like either one. Visitation Rites does a nice job putting it into words, saying:
"A meandering pentatonic guitar line bubbles leisurely upwards to the surface of the mix like a 1960’s Cambodian pop recording passed through an underwater chamber—wah wah in the fullest sense of the term. Meanwhile, ambient casiotones layer gently into the space between loop and guitar melody like small gusts of ocean wind."