Rosie Oh

Album: Centipede Hz (2012)
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  • According to Animal Collective multi-instrumentalist Josh "Deakin" Dibb's track-by-track interview with AUX Magazine, the band took a lot of convincing to include this on Centipede Hz, especially Panda Bear, "who saw it as a side note or something." Eventually they became "really attached to it."

    Deakin went on to explain that Avey Tare felt he wanted to do something different other than guitar, "so he started making electronic stuff instead." However he retained Deakin's guitar part. "It was this really cool blending of this kind of digital musical world and more fun Grateful Dead kind of stuff," said Deakin. "I think it brings these two worlds together. I really like that one a lot."
  • British radio DJ Johnnie Walker gets a shout-out in a sample at the end of this track. Brian "Geologist" Weitz told eMusic he found the audio clip online: "That one in particular was from a British pirate radio station where the DJ's name is actually Johnny Walker," he explained. "There's a group of people that collect those aircheck tapes online, so I spent hours and hours listening to them. It was a little mind-bending. I tried to stick to stations that some of us might have heard, but eventually I had to stretch out to other markets."
  • Dave Scher (Beachwood Sparks, All Night Radio) played a melodica on this track. The melodica is a harmonica/accordion hybrid with a musical keyboard, which is played by blowing air through a mouthpiece.

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