Liam Finn - The Nihilist

 (2LP + CD + Download Code)


Label:

Yep Roc Records

Genre:

Alternative

Product No.:
AYEP 2376
Availability:
Limited Stock
Category:

Vinyl Record & CD


No. of Discs: 3
Note: 180 Gram

$22.98

or Add to Wishlist




Download Card offer subject to expiration.

His first album in three years!

180-gram double vinyl

Album download code plus CD included

"Featuring 'Snug As Fuck' and 'Burn Up The Road'

Liam Finn's new album The Nihilist comprises 12 tracks presenting Liam at his most refined and inventive in the studio, with other-worldly arrangements and blissfully catchy hooks. Liam plays 67 instruments on the record and maniacally assembled the album with contributions from frequent bandmates/collaborators Eliza Jane Barnes (vocals), his brother Elroy (drums) and fellow NZ songwriter Jol Mulholland (bass) in sessions entirely between the hours of sunset and sunrise in a Brooklyn studio overlooking the Manhattan skyline.

"It's not that Liam Finn is trying to compete with his dad. After all, when your father is an accomplished pop provocateur like Neil Finn, there's no reason to even try. So credit the younger Finn with pursuing his own muse via a series of successful solo ventures that's yielded two previous long players as well as an additional EP.

"With The Nihilist, Finn further explores the unique sonic palette that's set him apart, a combination of hallucinogenic psych rock and shifting scenarios that occasionally run the risk of keeping listeners at arm's length. And while a title like The Nihilist might appear an attempt to reject any traditional structure entirely, Finn is wise enough to keep some semblance of order, or at very least, enough to ensure ongoing fascination. The slow roll of 'Ocean Emmanuelle' with its cooing harmonies, the ricochet rhythms of 'Wild Animal' and the perky Prince-like title track maintain that connection, allowing more experimental songs like 'Miracle Glance,' 'I,' 'Arrow' and 'Helen Bonham Carter' to stray well past the parameters. ... Lack of predictability appears to guide Finn’s pursuits, making for a white-knuckled ride all the way." — Blurt



Side 1
1. Ocean Emmanuelle
2. The Nihilist
3. Snug As Fuck

Side 2
4. Helena Boham Carter
5. Burn Up The Road
6. Dreary Droop

Side 3
7. Miracle Glance
8. 4 Track Stomper
9. Arrow

Side 4
10. I
11. Wild Animal
12. Wrestle With Dad

Be the first to write a review for this item OR just rate it