In their second LP, Tame Impala continues to take us into their psychedelic-delay-phaser trip. The band never tried to hide their 60′s/70′s psychedelic rock influences, always blending their influences with modern sounds and taking their music further.
“Lonerism” is the proof that Tame Impala is not just another band trying to emulate the 60′s. Songs like “Be Above It” and “Why Won’t They Talk To Me?” show the band using technology and studio techniques to produce a modern musical trip, while “Elephant” sounds like Josh Homme took mushrooms with John Lennon.
The artwork was created by the artist Leif Podhajsky, which also did the art of the previous albums.
Pohdhasky used textures and photo effects that capture the vibe of the production of the album as all songs were written, produced and recorded at Kevin Parker’s home between 2010 & 2012.
The vinyl in a gatefold sleeve format features lyrics and credits printed on the inside + download code for 320kbps mp3s, treats to make any vinyl lover smile like a child.
“Lonerism” has its own identity, an authentic solid a groove and establishes Tame Impala as one of the finest psychedelic bands around. Certainly one of 2012′s best LP’s so far.
Stoned Tracks: “Be Above It”, “Mind Mischief”, “Why Won’t They Talk To Me”, “Elephant”, “Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control”