Posts tagged kevin parker
First Impressions of 'Currents' by Tame Impala

I can think of few opening statements as bold as ‘Let It Happen’. Kevin Parker is a master of the studio as an instrument – the most jaw-dropping moment on Lonerism is at 4:07 in ‘Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control’, when the entire mix is sucked into a vortex and spat back out on a wave of glimmering, sickly synthesisers. It’s the kind of thing that most people in the rock world wouldn’t even think of doing, because it defies every normal rule of ‘taste’.

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Kevin Parker and the Brian Wilson Inheritance

Tame Impala are often described as a 'revivalist' band, the implication being that if your vocal timbre sounds like John Lennon through a Leslie cabinet you’re ripping off the Beatles. To paraphrase Roger Waters: give a man a Les Paul guitar and he doesn’t become Eric Clapton – give a man a Hofner bass and he doesn’t become Paul McCartney.

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