Mostly been listening to Animals as Leaders’ most recent release in the last few days - Took me a while to decide whether to post this here or in the general music thread, but in the end they’re probably a bit too eclectic for the general populace.
Probably my favorite release of 2016. I really like the somewhat more grounded approach to songwriting compared to Tosin’s earlier work (Ok, ok… “grounded” might not be the right work, but folks who’re familiar with their other releases should get what i mean). I think my only gripe with it is that I sometimes wish that Matt Garstka’s drums had a bit more room to breath. There are moments where an almost Gavin Harrison-esque level of skill and brilliance show through, but it feels like everything is packed a bit too tight for him to really shine.