TBT: “The Past is a Grotesque Animal” by Of Montreal

Every Thursday we pick a great song from the past. Huge bands, musical oddities, one-hit wonders, and everything in-between.

“The Past is a Grotesque Animial” by Of Montreal
Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (2007)

Of Montreal is one of the more interesting acts from the past ten years, coming out of the wildly creative Elephant Six Collective which also produced Neutral Milk Hotel, Apples in Stereo, and Elf Power.

Their 2007 album Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? is a dense album projecting intense emotional pain and catharsis at the listener through wild pop experimentations.

“The Past is a Grotesque Animal” is the most ambitious track from the record; a sprawling 10 minute mash up of sexual frustration, heartache, and self exploration. These ideas never reconcile and subsequently the song has no real ending. You’ll need to listen to all ten minutes.