Person Pitch, in fact, makes Lennox's inspirations more explicit than ever before (this includes his work with both Animal Collective and Jane). The 12-minute "Bros" -- a tropical groove capable of a mellow hypnotism -- unfolds like a microscopically engineered mashup of breezy minimal techno and the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds and Smile. This effect turns downright ecstatic on "Comfy in Nautica" and "Good Girl/Carrots"; Lennox's kaleidoscopic vocal overdubs and electro-tribalism -- encased as they are in simulated concert-hall reverb -- totally evoke the famed Les Troubadours du Roi Baudoin, a choir of Congolese children who in 1958 recorded "Missa Luba," an Africanized take on the Latin Mass. And like "Missa Luba," Person Pitch emits a wondrous white light as well as an earnest love for life and nature.
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