Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

MERGE RECORDS

  • £19.99


 

Considered by many to be one of the key lo-fi classics of the nineties, Neutral Milk Hotel's 1998 album, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, is a whirlpool of indie-experimental-songs, delicately weaved through story-book imagery, familial longing and epic pop.

Neutral Milk Hotel is Elephant 6 co-founder Jeff Mangum, Julian Koster (of Music Tapes), Scott Spillane (of the Gerbils) and Jeremy Barnes (of Beirut, A Hawk and a Hacksaw), and it is, arguably, Magnum's distinctively impassioned vocals that have made this album the perennial favourite that it is. Emotionally open, but hardly confessional, Mangum's lyrics toy with nonsense and memory, death and sex, and a masked stream-of-consciousness honesty. Add to this a noise guitar, a lonely trumpet, and a musical saw, and you have the recipe for an oddly magical and intensely catchy gem of an album.

 

TRACKLIST:
  1. King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1
  2. King of Carrot Flowers Pts. 2 & 3
  3. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
  4. Two-Headed Boy
  5. Fool
  6. Holland, 1945
  7. Communist Daughter
  8. Oh Comely
  9. Ghost
  10. [untitled]
  11. Two-Headed Boy Pt. 2

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