Dumbo Gets Mad
Elephants At The Door


4.0
excellent

Review

by MrD USER (1 Reviews)
February 3rd, 2011 | 9 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: mad elephant means good vibes

Dumbo Gets Mad is a psychedelic rock solo project out of Northern Italy, and with Elephants At The Door DGM present their debut LP. Sprawling sounds of cheap synthesizers instantly manage to project pictures of summer into your head and make you feel the sun on your skin, even though its February and the sun doesn't even shine. Or does it? Can't tell sitting in the basement trying to write a review on this album, but listening to songs like Eclectic Prawn or Marmelade Kids sure make me believe it does. Right here in my basement room.

It would be easy to bring up a whole truckload of metaphors to describe the songs of this album, but I would rather you listen to the album yourself instead of reading the thoughts I can think of listening to this record - it's totally and absolutely free. That is, if you consider 'paying' with a tweet on twitter or a post on facebook for the download being free. And isn't that a nice idea? You pay for the album by spreading the word. With that in mind, I guess I earned myself a vinyl copy of the record. Of course it's utterly arrogant and demanding to say so, but still. (Find a link to the free download in the comments section)

In songs like Plumy Tale and Why Try? (which somehow strangely reminds me of the Miami Vice Theme) Dumbo Gets Mad manage to picture this special kind of feel-good atmosphere in a way only some very few recent artists can. Think Grizzly Bear, but more uplifting. Think Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, but less hippie. Basically think The Beach Boys. And why do all those psychedelic artists wear strange clothes?


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MrD
February 3rd 2011


15 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yay, I guess I kept it pretty short. First review of mine, any opinions?

I reckon this is more of a 3.5, but hey.





Download the album for free here:



http://bit.ly/BPR01-DGM





cvlts
February 3rd 2011


9423 Comments


stupidest band name ever

but have heard good things about this.

review is good, but the second paragraph is kinda irrelevant.

Yotimi
February 3rd 2011


7375 Comments


Dude from TheNeedleDrop has been talking about this for a while. I'll make sure to check it out.

Kinda seems like you made up this review as you went though

luschlotz
February 4th 2011


993 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Haha, i got it from TheNeedleDrop too!! I actually liked this, very psychadelic but a haappy album, and its free!!

balcaen
February 8th 2011


3183 Comments


anthony fantano sent me here. this is a groovy-ass album, but sorry man, someone needs to review this properly.

lancebramsay
February 27th 2011


1585 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Very tempted to give this a review. Definitely need to digest it first though.



On a side note, this album is fantastinominal

DoubtGin
February 27th 2011


6880 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album is great



the music reminds me of Tame Impala

sonorirish
February 28th 2011


145 Comments


if it sounds like tame impala,

its not worth listening to.

lancebramsay
March 6th 2011


1585 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^ that's just, like, your opinion man



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