This is a public community dedicated to discussion of the final collective Jeff Mangum, Jeremy Barnes, Scott Spillane, Robert Schneider, their works, thoughts, philosophies, - discussion and analysis of, biographical consideration, stories about personal connection and comfort to the works, and thoughts on similar artists of the short-lived elephant six collective and other appopriate musical artists of a similar vein (nick drake, sam beam, come to mind.)
I personally feel in the aeroplane over the sea to be one of the most important contemporary artistic contributions of recent years, something high above the sad and generic label we have come to understand as "pop music", or any music, for that matter, in scope, in word, and in execution; I might compare Jeff Mangum to Ernest Hemingway or Allen Ginsberg as the voices of their respective generations. I love nearly everything he has written/collaborated on/produced/recorded, digestion machine to i have been floated.
Jeff: And get everyone to go around, play in squares and become sort of like a gypsy band...everyone sort of psychologically being together and then separately, musically creating these little worlds, for everyone else to listen to --sort of try on the opposite approach where everyone sort of does themselves in with each others daily lives very intimately from brushing your teeth to your bad mood good mood and becoming a gypsy band and traveling around the country. -XFM England Radio Session Interview 1998 (thirty hour sleep depravation)
Semen. Flesh. Spit. God. Drugs. (Escapes/Distractions from.) Living?
And here's where your mother sleeps And here is the room where your brothers were born Indentions in the sheets Where their bodies once moved but don't move anymore And it's so sad to see the world agree That they'd rather see their faces filled with flies All when I'd want to keep white roses in their eyes -jeff mangum