Album details

ArtistPanda Bear
AlbumTomboy [Vinyl]
Album DR11
Min. track DR09
Max. track DR13
Track DR 11 11 11 10 11 09 11 11 11 11 11 09 10 11 11 11 10 09 11 11 13 11 10 12 12 12 09 12 11 11 11 10 09 (might not be in original order)
CodecFree Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC)
LabelPaw Tracks
Label codePAW039
Catalog number
Bar code
CommentPanda Bear - Tomboy [2011] [Album] 2011 - Paw Tracks / PAW039 / 4LP Expanded Edition Box Set / Vinyl Lineage: Rega P5 Turntable > Virgin Vinyl > Rega Exact2 Cartridge > Rega Brio 3 Amplifier > RCA Interconnects > M-Audio 192 TRS Inputs > Audition CS5.5 @ 32bit float, 96kHz capture. Processing: 32bit wav > Run through Click Repair 3.6.0 at 5/0 on DeClick > Volume Boost +5.93/6.87/8.44/9.01/7.87 DB > Remove DC Bias > Saved as 24bit,96kHz WAV > FLAC > Tagged with Discogs tagger through Foobar. Scans: 600 DPI with Unsharp Mask -> Color Correction in Photoshop CS5 x64. [img][/img] [b]Panda Bear[/b] [i]Tomboy[/i] [b](Paw Tracks / PAW39) (US)[/b] Originally released as Paw Tracks / PAW39 on 01 Nov 2011 [b]Lineage: Rega P5 Turntable > [u]Virgin Vinyl[/u] > Rega Exact 2 Cartridge > Rega Brio 3 > M-Audio 192 TRS[/b] [b]Post Processing: 32bit Audition WAV > ClickRepair 5/0 > Boost volume +5.93/6.87/8.44/9.01/7.87 DB > Remove DC Bias > 24bit WAV > FLAC[/b] A1. You Can Count On Me (02:32) A2. Tomboy (04:54) A3. Slow Motion (04:35) B1. Surfer's Hymn (04:08) B2. Last Night At The Jetty (04:38) B3. Drone (03:54) C1. The Preakness (03:32) C2. Alsatian Darn (04:15) C3. Scheherazade (03:49) D1. Friendship Bracelet (05:52) D2. Afterburner (06:51) D3. Benfica (04:07) E1. Drone (03:53) E2. Tomboy (04:18) E3. Last Night At The Jetty (04:45) E4. Surfer's Hymn (04:09) E5. Scheherazade (03:48) F1. Benfica (02:57) F2. Slow Motion (04:11) F3. Friendship Bracelet (04:50) F4. Alsatian Darn (04:18) F5. Bullseye (04:28) F6. You Can Count On Me (02:14) G1. Alsatian Darn (04:13) G2. Slow Motion (04:36) G3. Friendship Bracelet (05:57) G4. Drone (03:54) G5. Last Night At The Jetty (04:36) H1. You Can Count On Me (02:34) H2. Alsatian Darn (03:35) H3. Slow Motion (04:15) H4. Afterburner (03:53) H5. Drone (02:31) Total Time and File-Size:[b]02:17:02[/b], [b]2.52 GB[/b] Total Replay-Gain Value: [b]+0.04 dB[/b] Produced by [b]Pete "Sonic Boom" Kember (Of Spacemen 3)[/b] --- Noah Lennox's Panda Bear project has always been about making "difficult" music scan as almost radio-friendly, to translate experimental moves to a broad audience with little interest in such things. It's a strategy he learned, at least in part, from sonic forebears like Arthur Russell and Brian Wilson, along with the avant-techno types he reveres. Like those disparate influences, Lennox has used potentially off-putting compositional and textural ideas to craft some of the most inviting music of his era. In turn, he's inspired more of his own followers in the last four years than anyone might have guessed. Lennox has found himself the unwitting king of the chillwave nation, hero to a whole generation of underground kids drawn to his mix of heavy reverb, sun-woozy synths, droning kraut-surf-ambient-pop songs, high childlike voice, and psychedelic-cum-nostalgic sleeve art. Tomboy, Lennox's fourth solo album as Panda Bear, was mixed with Pete "Sonic Boom" Kember of Spectrum/Spacemen 3. And again, in a way there's little here that's any further out-there than the blissful psychedelia and dream-pop Spacemen 3 and their peers were playing in the late 1980s, a lineage that stretches right back to stuff we now consider classic rock. With its angelic choirboy harmonies over an unchanging synth buzz, even "Drone", the album's roughest song, is a dead-ringer for the way Spacemen 3 songs like "Ecstasy Symphony" merged the pop high of Beach Boys with the woozy downer feel of the Velvet Underground. But despite Tomboy's shorter songs and more conventional structures-- especially compared to the loose percussive jams of Lennox's 2007 solo breakthrough Person Pitch-- he's still committed to pushing his music to strange places. And few of his chilled-to-the-point-of-entropy acolytes can match Lennox for warped hooks. Forget comparing his gorgeous voice to their mumbling. Unlike many chillwave and dream-pop artists (and Spacemen 3), Lennox is blessed with the ability to actually sing, and he knows enough about crafting harmonies to do more than vaguely nod in the direction of 60s pop. So Tomboy is a pretty singular mix of the eerie and the inviting. Despite the murk and terror and noise of Animal Collective's earliest music, there's never been anything particularly ugly about Lennox's mature solo work, starting with 2004's Young Prayer. But even then, he wasn't comfortable playing the laid-back hippie stereotype that's been laid on A.C. by detractors in recent years. Young Prayer might still be the most emotionally wrenching album in the Collective's catalog, an album written by a young man wrestling with some heavy shit. Lennox's father was dying of brain cancer while Young Prayer was being written. "[My father] got to read the lyrics, which was the most important thing to me," he told me in 2005; Young Prayer was a last attempt at confirming the good his father had done for him. Musically, the album was the least bleak, least difficult thing an Animal Collective member had recorded to that point. But the unembellished recording-- you could almost hear the empty rooms in which it was recorded-- only heightened the fragility of the songs. "I didn't want to spend a lot of time producing it or thinking about how I wanted to get it to sound," Lennox said in that same interview. "I just wanted to get it out quickly." Tomboy is a much more considered record, with thickly layered psych-style production. There's also another heavy dose of dub, the most studio-bound and effects-driven music of the last 50 years, with the kind of extreme echo that plays like an overt tribute to the very different Jamaican psychedelia of King Tubby and Lee Perry. But Tomboy's also something of a return to the simplicity, if not the emotionally blasted vibe, of Young Prayer after the ornate structures and epic lengths of Person Pitch. Instead of a Young Prayer we now have a "Surfer's Hymn". Instead of a naked guitar and a lot of blank space in the recording we get a wall-of-sound rush and percussion that's like Steve Reich by way of IDM. But the spare droning quality and devotional feeling of the music remains. There was plenty of church music in the Beach Boys and Arthur Russell, too, and Tomboy has a similar quality of embracing both summer fun and hushed spirituality. The trouble with recording a ramshackle epic like Person Pitch is that you set up a portion of your audience to expect the next album to be at least as grand in both scope and design. There are certainly no obvious peaks on Tomboy like "Bros" or "Good Girl/Carrots", where the 12-minute lengths announced them as attention-demanding stand-outs. So Tomboy's smoothness will likely be mildly divisive among Lennox's fans. Many might have hoped that Lennox would have recorded something less accessible to separate him from the beach-obsessed glut of bedroom pop. But the scaling back on Tomboy in no way represents a scaling back of ambition on Lennox's part. In a way, what he's pulled off here is even more difficult. He's condensed the sprawl and stylistic shifts of Person Pitch into seemingly tidy songs. The fact that he's able to make music that's both otherworldly and familiar-on-first-listen is something that all of his followers would like to achieve, and very few have the chops or inventiveness to pull off.
foobar2000 1.3.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2014-06-18 00:56:00

Analyzed: Panda Bear / Tomboy

DR         Peak         RMS     Duration Track
DR11      -5.24 dB   -18.28 dB      2:32 A1-You Can Count On Me
DR11      -4.47 dB   -17.56 dB      4:54 A2-Tomboy
DR11      -5.71 dB   -17.63 dB      4:35 A3-Slow Motion
DR10      -5.93 dB   -18.56 dB      4:08 B1-Surfer's Hymn
DR11      -6.21 dB   -19.02 dB      4:38 B2-Last Night At The Jetty
DR9       -7.31 dB   -18.62 dB      3:54 B3-Drone
DR11      -5.64 dB   -18.93 dB      3:32 C1-The Preakness
DR11      -4.50 dB   -17.12 dB      4:15 C2-Alsatian Darn
DR11     -10.01 dB   -25.53 dB      3:49 C3-Scheherazade
DR11      -4.54 dB   -17.86 dB      5:52 D1-Friendship Bracelet
DR11      -3.80 dB   -17.39 dB      6:51 D2-Afterburner
DR9       -6.82 dB   -19.28 dB      4:07 D3-Benfica
DR10      -5.33 dB   -17.40 dB      3:53 E1-Drone
DR11      -3.78 dB   -16.37 dB      4:18 E2-Tomboy
DR11      -4.56 dB   -17.01 dB      4:45 E3-Last Night At The Jetty
DR11      -6.16 dB   -20.93 dB      4:09 E4-Surfer's Hymn
DR10     -11.15 dB   -23.64 dB      3:48 E5-Scheherazade
DR9       -5.16 dB   -17.99 dB      2:57 F1-Benfica
DR11      -3.32 dB   -15.64 dB      4:11 F2-Slow Motion
DR11      -5.48 dB   -18.99 dB      4:50 F3-Friendship Bracelet
DR13      -1.75 dB   -16.75 dB      4:18 F4-Alsatian Darn
DR11      -5.83 dB   -18.98 dB      4:28 F5-Bullseye
DR10      -7.98 dB   -20.13 dB      2:14 F6-You Can Count On Me
DR12      -1.91 dB   -15.06 dB      4:13 G1-Alsatian Darn
DR12      -2.82 dB   -15.62 dB      4:36 G2-Slow Motion
DR12      -3.71 dB   -17.22 dB      5:57 G3-Friendship Bracelet
DR9       -5.98 dB   -18.09 dB      3:54 G4-Drone
DR12      -4.54 dB   -18.22 dB      4:36 G5-Last Night At The Jetty
DR11      -7.16 dB   -20.14 dB      2:34 H1-You Can Count On Me
DR11      -6.83 dB   -20.76 dB      3:35 H2-Alsatian Darn
DR11      -7.97 dB   -20.09 dB      4:15 H3-Slow Motion
DR10      -9.45 dB   -21.62 dB      3:53 H4-Afterburner
DR9       -8.74 dB   -20.94 dB      2:31 H5-Drone

Number of tracks:  33
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate:        96000 Hz
Channels:          2
Bits per sample:   24
Bitrate:           2622 kbps
Codec:             FLAC
AlgorithmTT DR Offline Meter (or compatible)

Copyright © 2018