8 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Gliss Riffer takes several directions. Some tracks slant toward EDM-inspired pop music (“Learning to Relax,” “Mind on Fire”) with conventional-like vocals. That is, even with a Vocoder and pitch shifts, it’s relatively easy to hear where Dan Deacon’s going with the tune. And then there are ambitious instrumental pieces (“Take It to the Max,” “Steely Blues”) that demonstrate beauty beyond basic minimalism into fields so dramatic that they do nearly take one’s breath away as a quarter-hour ticks away. Deacon underpins songs with anxiety-ridden rhythms, life-affirming harmonies, and vocal freakouts that only an inspired madman would dare assemble.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Gliss Riffer takes several directions. Some tracks slant toward EDM-inspired pop music (“Learning to Relax,” “Mind on Fire”) with conventional-like vocals. That is, even with a Vocoder and pitch shifts, it’s relatively easy to hear where Dan Deacon’s going with the tune. And then there are ambitious instrumental pieces (“Take It to the Max,” “Steely Blues”) that demonstrate beauty beyond basic minimalism into fields so dramatic that they do nearly take one’s breath away as a quarter-hour ticks away. Deacon underpins songs with anxiety-ridden rhythms, life-affirming harmonies, and vocal freakouts that only an inspired madman would dare assemble.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

N_underskor ,

Spectacular

Like a precocious spritely cousin of Eno gone mad in his basement coming forth with gifts of great spirit landing each in a very sweet spot indeed.

Tropical messiah ,

When I was done dying

Id just like to show my appreciation for this song and for Comedy Central for showing it.

Willie 31 ,

I don’t understand

why Dan is not recognized as more of a genius. His work is simple enough to be popular and complex enough to be infinitely classic. Buy this.

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