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  • Summary: The latest project for Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys has him teaming up with Brazilian artist Tony Da Gatorra. The making of the album is the subject of the documentary, Seperado.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. There is aimlessness on occasion--the mainly instrumental "OVNI" frankly just sounds like messing around--but for the most part the sense of glee in vigorous sound making for cranky and rebellious ends is infectious. [Aug 2010, p.86]
  2. Bontempi organ drum tracks merge together to create a hypnotic funk. [Sept. 2010, p. 118]
  3. A ramshackle beast largely informed by the tension between the pair's aforementioned psychedelic styles.
  4. It's this sense of melody that worked on projects as diverse as the Neon Neon album and Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse's "Dark Night of the Soul" record. Unfortunately, this is the failing of The Terror of Cosmic Loneliness where more should be read into the "vs" in the album's title.
  5. While The Terror of Cosmic Loneliness is not a complete disaster, even the most loyal of fans will find it difficult to love. The end result sounds quickly thrown together and unusually bereft of ideas.
  6. 40
    It's probably fair to say that Super Furry Animals would not have had such excellent run were their creative impulses not balanced perfectly between poignant songcraft and archaic weirdness. On The Terror of Cosmic Loneliness, however, we find Gruff Rhys indulging rather heavily in the latter. [Sep 2010, p.101]
  7. It's not easy to describe what's going on here, if one can even figure it out anyway.

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