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Paralytic Stalks


  • (green tint tape, limited to 500 hand-numbered copies)
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  6. Ye, Renew the Plaintiff
  7. Wintered Debts
  8. Exorcismic Breeding Knife
  9. Authentic Pyrrhic Remission

Description

Catalog #: JNR90   Release Date: 02/05/2012

Lyrically, Paralytic Stalks contains confessions of an infinitely more personal nature than anything Kevin Barnes has written since 2007's Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? Amidst dark ruminations on human existence, revenge, self-hatred, and his relationship with wife Nina, one encounters an emotionally raw Barnes struggling to contain his savage thoughts: "So much violence in my head / How are we still alive?" ("Authentic Pyrrhic Remission"). And though it's easy to become totally immersed within the captivating power of such revelations song after song, focusing only on the lyrics would prevent you from fully comprehending the true depth of Barnes's work. Because in a different, yet equally enthralling manner, Paralytic Stalks's musical dimension proves itself similarly worthy of preoccupation.
 
Paralytic Stalks at times resembles modern classical with its intricate compositions, while at others echoes of neo-prog, pseudo-country, and 60s pop can be heard. Examples of these new elements abound throughout the record, notably on "Wintered Debts," which witnesses its hushed vocal and acoustic guitar intro giving way to a country shuffle replete with pedal steel guitar, as well as the flute-driven, ELO-inspired single "Dour Percentage." Conceived on the fringe of a contemporary pop music landscape that seldom encourages listeners to dig beyond the surface level to receive satisfaction, Paralytic Stalks is the rare album with the audacity to DEMAND such a response.

of Montreal - Paralytic Stalks <div> Lyrically, Paralytic Stalks contains confessions of an infinitely more personal nature than anything Kevin Barnes has written since 2007&#39;s Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? Amidst dark ruminations on human existence, revenge, self-hatred, and his relationship with wife Nina, one encounters an emotionally raw Barnes struggling to contain his savage thoughts: &quot;So much violence in my head / How are we still alive?&quot; (&quot;Authentic Pyrrhic Remission&quot;). And though it&#39;s easy to become totally immersed within the captivating power of such revelations song after song, focusing only on the lyrics would prevent you from fully comprehending the true depth of Barnes&#39;s work. Because in a different, yet equally enthralling manner, Paralytic Stalks&#39;s musical dimension proves itself similarly worthy of preoccupation.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Paralytic Stalks at times resembles modern classical with its intricate compositions, while at others echoes of neo-prog, pseudo-country, and 60s pop can be heard. Examples of these new elements abound throughout the record, notably on &quot;Wintered Debts,&quot; which witnesses its hushed vocal and acoustic guitar intro giving way to a country shuffle replete with pedal steel guitar, as well as the flute-driven, ELO-inspired single &quot;Dour Percentage.&quot; Conceived on the fringe of a contemporary pop music landscape that seldom encourages listeners to dig beyond the surface level to receive satisfaction, Paralytic Stalks is the rare album with the audacity to DEMAND such a response.</div> <!-- Google Code for of Montreal --><!-- Remarketing tags may not be associated with personally identifiable information or placed on pages related to sensitive categories. For instructions on adding this tag and more information on the above requirements, read the setup guide: google.com/ads/remarketingsetup --><script type="text/javascript"> /* <![CDATA[ */ var google_conversion_id = 1039808125; var google_conversion_label = "ck0bCIvdrgMQ_ezo7wM"; var google_custom_params = window.google_tag_params; var google_remarketing_only = true; /* ]]> */ </script><script type="text/javascript" src="//www.googleadservices.com/pagead/conversion.js"> </script><noscript> <div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1039808125/?value=0&amp;label=ck0bCIvdrgMQ_ezo7wM&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0"/> </div> </noscript> $8.00

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