Tame Impala - Currents

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Currents is the third studio album by Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala, originally released in July 2015 via Modular Recordings and Fiction Records.

The origins of Tame Impala can be found in the Perth music scene. Kevin Parker played in a number of bands, one being the Dee Dee Dums, a rock duo that consisted of Parker (guitar) and Luke Epstein (drums). Tame Impala emerged in 2007 as Parker's home-recording project, and he posted a number of tracks on Myspace. This brought interest from a number of labels and eventually, he signed with Modular Recordings. To transfer these recordings to a live-stage, Parker enlisted the help of Dominic Simper (bass) and Jay Watson (drums) and began playing at some local gigs.

It is believed that Parker started recording the follow-up album to Lonerism at the beginning of 2014, due to various Instagram posts that showed recording taking place at Wave House in Western Australia, where the debut album Innerspeaker was recorded. Prior to this, Parker had been touring with Tame Impala and working on other musical projects, including his disco-funk band, AAA Aardvark Getdown Services.  He worked mainly from his home studio in Freemantle, WA and laboured over the details of each song, ultimately causing the release date to be delayed by two months, but which we can hear was well worth the wait.

Currents marks a shift to more dance-oriented music, with more emphasis placed on synthesisers than guitars. Parker was inspired to seek a change out of desire to hear Tame Impala's music played in dance clubs and a more communal setting. This shift from a more acoustic guitar sound to a heavily synthesised one can be seen comparing this to their first album InnerspeakerParker's music is heavily influenced by '60s '70s psychedelic rock, but Currents sounds much more psychedelic pop. Either way, after claiming to have written an entire album for Kylie Minogue, whatever was restraining him from pop is gone, and this album only proves his capabilities as a producer.

Pitchfork said of the album and Parker: "it's the result of a supernaturally talented obsessive trying to perfect music while redefining their relationship to album-oriented rock."

Currents was preceded by the release of the singles Let It Happen, 'Cause I'm a Man, Disciples, and Eventually. Like its predecessors, the album received critical acclaim upon release, and it became the group's best charting release, debuting at #1 in Australia, #3 in the United Kingdom, and at #4 in the United States. It won five ARIA awards and was nominated for Best Pop Release with Let It Happen.

Have a listen to a couple of tracks:  Let It Happen, The Less I Know The Better, Cause I'm A Man, and The Moment.

This double album 2LP record set is on black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves, pressed in Europe.

(602547306777)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Track

Time

A1

Let It Happen

7:47

A2

Nangs

1:48

A3

The Moment

4:15

B1

Yes I'm Changing

4:31

B2

Eventually

5:19

B3

Gossip

0:55

C1

The Less I Know The Better

3:36

C2

Past Life

3:48

C3

Disciples

1:49

C4

Cause I'm A Man

4:02

D1

Reality In Motion

4:12

D2

Love/Paranoia

3:06

D3

New Person, Same Old Mistakes

6:03

 

SKU 602547306777
Record Label Fiction Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 473067-7
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 17 July 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 17 July 2015
Barcode # 602547306777
Shipping Weight 0.5550kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789000m3
Type New
Format Double Album 2LP Records, Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeves
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Progressive Rock
Genre Psychedelic Pop
Genre Rock
Genre Psychedelic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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