While Panda Bear is the Animal Collective member who tends to hog the plaudits for his solo output, fellow AnCo leader Avey Tare has built up an equally impressive discography away from the group. 2017’s Eucalyptus, an LP of rich psychedelic folktronica, was another notch in the bedpost for Tare. Now he lets his bandmates in on the action with Essence of Eucalyptus, an EP that features remixes of Eucalyptus cuts by all three of the other Animal Collective members. Geologist and Deakin both turn in lengthy pieces of New Age electronica, while PB’s flip of ‘Melody Unfair’ has a psychy dub-techno flavour. The record rounds out with a live amalgamation of Eucalyptus centrepieces ‘PJ’ and ‘DR aw One for J’.
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