Dave Portner, aka. Avey Tare es uno de los componentes de Animal Collective, y acaba de editar el que será su debut en larga duración, titulado Down There (2010). Los ambientes musicales en los que se mueve Avey Tare son semejantes a los de su banda matriz, jugando con cualquier elemento musical a su alcance para dar una visión más o menos inusitada del Pop. Música avanzada para algunos, pura pérdida de tiempo para otros. Personalmente me encuentro a medio camino de ambas opiniones. En cualquier caso, este Lucky1 lo puedes descargar de manera legal y gratuita.
“Dave Portner, a.k.a. Avey Tare, was born in Baltimore County, Maryland on April 24th in the year of 1979. He moved to New York City in 1997 where he resides to this day (in south Brooklyn). Though he spends most of his time writing songs and producing sounds (usually in the group Animal Collective) he also is an intense record collector, film fanatic, book head, friend, and traveler. It’s from these things primarily that Mr. Portner gets his inspiration, still striving to blend sounds and discover musical territory that seems unfamiliar. His favorite animals are the otter and crocodile. The latter has played a big role in his newest record. Down There is a world of nine new songs from Animal Collective’s Avey Tare. His first official solo full length carries you through a murky
world of sound, an alien death world of soul grooves that is both honest and otherworldly. Wait for sundown and turn it up loud. Take a ride on this haunted boat and let yourself be guided through deep sloshy rhythms, waterlogged bass, and moonlit breaks in the canopy that reveal a crisp crystalline pop buzz. Down There was recorded in the month of June by old friend Josh Dibb (Deakin) at the Good House, an old church 8 in upstate New York, surrounded by The Great Swamp and visited regularly by monks, white widows, and groan toads” (rcrdlbl.com)