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Peter Matthew Bauer - Liberation!

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Liberation! by Peter Matthew Bauer.  Vinyl LP, CD.
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7/10 according to on Thu 12 Jun, 2014

So then Walkmen fans.  You wait ages for a solo project from one of your lads and two come along at once. Following on from frontman Hamilton Leithauser’s recent croon-some album we now get bassist/organist Peter Matthew Bauer’s solo effort which, like Mr Leithauser’s effort, has roots in his old band but brings something new to the party.

Opener ‘I Was Born In an Ashram’ is a great way to start  - an acoustic dirge with percussion which sounds suspiciously like bongos is livened by a singalong chorus, a bit like Brian Jonestown Massacre doing a campfire singalong. The lack of drums is also evident on ‘Latin American Ficciones’ - a tuneful thing weighing in somewhere between Velvet Underground and The Strokes.  ‘Siva The Destroyer’ is like a lower-fidelity Tom Petty whilst the title track is a buoyant affair, the point where The Strokes meets Animal Collective. Lots of fun.  

There is a nice lo-fi production to the record -  it all sounds nicely ad-hoc, like he’s had a couple of days studio time and just laid the whole thing down without really thinking too hard about it. It indeed does sound like a liberated album  - a man set free from the confines of a band enjoying himself.   

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