Tuesday 16 January 2018

Music: Flase Priest by Of Montreal ****

(Polyvinyl)

John Meagher

John Meagher

The 10th long player to emerge from the weird and wonderful world of Kevin Barnes, False Priest is a bonkersly odd, but utterly beguiling album that boasts a wildly diverse range of musical styles. Funk, psychedelia, techno and new wave collide playfully and, occasionally, thrillingly.

Collaborators include artist of the moment Janelle Monae -- who on the basis of her work here (Our Riotous Defects; Enemy Gene), is incapable of putting a foot wrong -- and Beyonce's younger sister, Solange (Sex Karma).

Spare a thought for producer Jon Brion. In lesser hands, such a kaleidoscope of sounds would be a mess. Here, it's inspired.

Burn it: Enemy Gene; Sex Karma

Irish Independent

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