According to a Myspace blog post from Of Montreal's frontman Kevin Barnes, the group's new album, Skeletal Lamping is recorded, mastered and ready for a projected October 2008 release date on Polyvinyl Records.
In his post, Barnes states, i am so bored with art that makes sense and works'. i wanted to do somethings that didn't 'work'."
To read the rest of Barnes' post, click here.
It's hard to know what to make of all this romanticizing of dysfunction and disconnect. As both a long-standing fan and critic of the group, OM's previous release Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? was a difficult one. The album is a conceptual take on Barnes' descent into the role of a villain, and he spells out his life's dramas with the willful and sickening cries for attention of a reality TV show via a very dark conceptual trip.
On paper it sounds great, like an obscure, Roald Dahl novel set to music. But the album is impenetrable and somewhat unapproachable. Hissing Fauna is an insider's look at a train wreck in progress. So what happens next? We'll have to wait until October to see how Skeletal Lamping sifts through the debris.
Tentative song titles include:
"Our Last Summer as Independents"
"Play With You"
(Photo by Rennie Solis)
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