Animal Collective Raises the Energy Vibe

Animal Collective

by Elizabeth Kirwin

It was a long, warm summer day when  Wanti contacted me. In earnest we began an email correspondence that spanned many topics.

He was simultaneously playing music outdoors and sending me short, clipped tracks.  He said that he and his partner, Flo, liked Antiga’s chants and they played them in the woods.

I like hearing about the interaction of music, singing, and nature. Pagans do it best!

When I heard this track by the Animal Collective Wanti sent me, I was quite taken with the passion and energy of this group.  Sometimes I play the track in the morning, as I’m just getting to my desk and revving up for the day.

It’s a nice, inspiring piece driven by a collection of voices and an acoustic guitar accompaniment.