LISTN: Hypnotic New Tracks from Panda Bear and Animal Collective

Teasing fans with a taste of things to come U.S. quartet Animal Collective have unveiled hypnotic 23 minute jam Michael Remember.

Taken from a rehearsal session for the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2012 LP Centipede HZ in May, the track pulls together a mesmerising collage of mind-bending and otherworldly sonic experimentation.

As those familiar with the band might expect, the track layers an ever shifting combination of ambient clicks and otherworldly synth elements into an eerily dense electronic soundscape.

The group have also provided some fitting visuals to accompany the new track. Recorded in collaboration with marine biologist Colin Ford the footage depicts Colin, Deakin, and Geologist’s 2014 foray into the luminescent coral reefs of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.

The track also comes accompanied by the appropriate suggestion that viewers “turn off the lights and watch on as big a screen as possible.”

Out of all the high-profile side projects associated with Animal Collective Noah Lennox’s Panda Bear is perhaps the most prolific and well known. Lennox has also treated fans to one of his own tracks Swallow At the Hollow. Comprised of an epic collage of sonic material the mix draws from unused material recorded during the sessions for solo album Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper released earlier this year. Perhaps taking a cue from Michael the track also clocks in at around 20 minutes.

With Animal Collective’s album expected to drop in the coming months, these tracks are no doubt the first in a steady flow of material to satiate frenzied fans in the lead up to the long awaited LP.