We all have the tendency to over-analyze the music around us, maybe as a protection to the huge amount of new sounds available everyday and the need to select what we like and don't. But then, there are the exceptional cases, where all of that goes down the sink, because some music simply demands that we feel it intensely and just forget any side theories that we could create around it. Such is the case with the debut album from Fear of Tigers (a.k.a. Benjamin Berry), a London-based project which has already done some amazing remixes for the likes of Does It Offend You Yeah, Pnau or The Sound Of Arrows. Basically, Cossus Snufsigalonica feels as if all those usually-quite-bad club edits from the eighties finally went right, just because the hands behind it have the secret ingredient to induce us with an overdose of uplifting and ecstatic fun. To achieve that, a no-barriers approach is used, where everything counts to create a permanent hands-in-the-air extravaganza, be it by using an absurd amount of feel-good synths or inserting infectious vocal samples. In a nutshell, it all goes down to this attitude: nothing is really too much when injecting us with a good dose of high-energy. And come to think about it, "high" is actually the key word in here, with 45 minutes that really aim to take us higher and higher until finally reaching the stars. Needless to say, this an extreme travel to be done with a big smile on our face. (9/10)
To top it all, Cossus Snufsigalonica can be downloaded for free thanks to the generosity of Mr. Fear Of Tigers himself, via his own facebook. Frankly, what else could you ask for? Or, in other words, "how do you say delicious?".
Fear Of Tigers - I Can Make The Pain Disappear (video)
Fear of Tigers - I Can Make The Pain Disappear (video by Dream Boat)
Fear Of Tigers - The Adventures of Pippi Longstrump (mp3 via Indie Today)