Double Colour Vinyl
Life of Mammals is the second album by New York duo Museum of love (Pat Mahoney and Dennis McNany). The album is a dizzying, hypnotic swirl of chaotic art rock and irresistible, metronomic dance music. Listening to it feels like being drawn from room to room at a logic defying house party in a brownstone that sits on a time and space ley-line somewhere between late ’70s Berlin and early '80s Compass Point. Once inside, you’re pulled along by celestial melody, brain churning oscillations and the low end wobble of bass. From a distance, those sounds might seem familiar - a glimmer of Roxy here, a thump of both DAF and DFA there, the occasional Fripp-esque clatter mixed with the pulse and echo of Studio One - yet up close, they take on unique new forms, thanks in part to Pat Mahoney’s croon and dream state lyrics partly inspired by keeping a set of Eno’s Oblique Strategies to hand. A truly remarkable album,Life of Mammals is exactly the kind of surrealist escape route we need right now. Life of Mammals is produced by Museum of Love and was recorded in bursts between Pat’s LCD touring commitments.The album has been mixed in its entirety by James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem).