Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Atlas Sound is the solo moniker of 25 year old Deerhunter frontman / provocateur Bradford Cox. Bradford is everything with Atlas Sound and what you hear is a complex, expansive bedroom recording. Totally absorbed and working at a prolific rate, he channels a stream of consciousness, leaving the scorched beauty of his vocals raw and untreated. Bradford cites the “ideas that I can’t make work with a five piece rock band,” as the basis of his solo work and unrestricted, he makes a currently unparalleled meld of garage rock and ambient electronics. ’Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel’ is a serious body of work that manages to combine seemingly incongruous sound elements to make a wonderfully cohesive pop narrative. It is also undoubtedly one of the year’s first truly great albums.
Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel