Bonusdisc + presentations of remixers when needed:
Horn of Plenty + bonus remixes is the first non-efterklang release on Rumraket. The album is a little pearl in its own quirky and kind way.
The Brooklyn residing Grizzly Bear was an undiscovered pearl on this side of the Atlantic before they in November 2005 were given their European debut on Rumraket.
Grizzly Bear is romantic, emotional, dreamy and sincere. It’s a nostalgic amalgamation of found sounds and layered vocals bound to thrill followers of Animal Collective, Sufjan Stevens, and Nick Drake.
Ed Drosté started Grizzly Bear music as a pet project meant only for friends, but it has taken on a life of its own. During a long fifteen-month hibernation in his cozy Greenpoint apartment, Droste laid the groundwork for Horn of Plenty. Upon completion of this "demo," Droste enlisted the help of a real bear, Christopher Bear, who breathed new life and sounds to the work. The result is folky dreamy unpredictable pop music in its most beautiful form.
Horn of Plenty is released with a free bonus disc with brand new remixes by Soft Pink Truth, Ariel Pink, DNTEL (Postal Service), Final Fantasy, The Castanets, Safety Scissors, Efterklang and many other Grizzly Bear fans. All wanted to be a part simply because they find this album adorable. See tracklist for more details.
November 2004 Horn of Plenty was released in the US and it has since circulated widely with great recognition from medias and listeners. In 2005 Grizzly Bear has been spreading their gospel as a live act with the addition of Chris Taylor, playing reeds and electronics, and Dan Rossen, adding more vocals and guitar, to the group. Since then Grizzly Bear signed with Warp Records and has kept adding fans to their massive following ever since.
Q Magazine "Acid-fried songs of murk and wonder. The overall effect is intoxicating"
The WIRE (UK) "Reminiscent of the dry, mundane beauty of The Beatles' White Album. Yet gliding overdubs of bells and harmonies and reprocessed vocals and warm filters leaven the brooding feel of Droste's songs and give Horn of Plenty a transient shadowy elegance"
Rocksound: 7 of 10 Stars! "the clash of folk tradition and futuristic technology captured excellently, like a superbly melancholic Animal Collective."
Time Out (NY): “Grizzly Bear captured its etherized folk on the beautiful Horn of Plenty, a dreamy, evocative record that sounds like it was recorded a mile below sea level.”
rated 10/10 by VICE (Scandinavia) !!
rated 8.8/10 by LODOWN Magazine “Pure forest-honey-gold”rated 7.7 by PITCHFORK "The gentlemen of Grizzly Bear paw around in wholly distinct regions of gentle, nocturnal psych-folk, conjuring visions of an imagined bedroom collaboration between the Doug Yule-era Velvet Underground, Nick Drake, and a pajama-clad Pooh with his head jammed in a honey jar."
Uncut Magazine: 4 of 5 Stars "Horn of Plenty is a strikingly accomplished debut... Padding from the sweet and dreamy to the dark and creepy"
Playlouder.com: 4 of 5 Stars! "an album that will result in repeated, hypnotic journeys from original compositions, to remixes, and back again"
WORD Magazine: "A cherish-ably beautiful record. From what feels like almost nothing - "found sounds", Droste´s whispery, sibilant voice, the odd handclap - it creates a world rich enough to walk into through the speakers"
FLUX Magazine: "The Beach Boys on glue"
Mojo Magazine: "an air of lysergic enchantment"
The Other Music NY said: It's a mellow and dreamy lo-fi record ...Horn Of Plenty is a solid and interesting indie singer-songwriter album and one of the better local releases in recent memory.