Such is the underground hype and buzz on this band, that it is difficult to not at least try to be hip enough to like this disc. As a member of the critically-acclaimed Animal Collective, Noah Lennox (alias Panda Bear) makes music that claims to mix 'experimental structures' with a 60s pop sensibility.
Here, the looped and layered post-pop is laid on with a trowel, while Lennox references Scott Walker, Ennio Morricone, The Beach Boys, Vashti Bunyan, ELO, and The Chills in the liner notes. So, what exactly is Person Pitch about? Well, more than a little Beach-Boys-played-in-another-room-in-a-church reverb and shimmery pop.
Is it any good? Well, the best track is probably Bros, but that is a rather aimless 12 minutes of not much at all. Call it beautiful if you will, but a lot of the Beach Boys' best work was delivered in around two minutes, and there's little here that genuinely bears comparison, apart from the Brian Wilson-like vocals and harmonies. The overall impression is of a few ideas being padded out endlessly in the studio. Don't take it personally if you're in the group that doesn't 'get' this disc - there is genuinely little to be 'got'.