Sufjan Stevens' second release, Enjoy Your Rabbit, is a vast departure from the pan-ethnic folk of his debut. Using almost no exterior samples, Stevens crafts an electronic, all-"instrumental" song cycle based on the symbols of the Chinese zodiac. While working within these considerably narrower confines, he still maps out a wide musical territory by using each symbol as a mode, each one exploring different textures and tempos and, in the process, evoking a surprising array of moods. At times eerie and ominous like a backwoods Autechre, other times sounding like more club-oriented fare, Stevens sometimes trades in bloops and bleeps for oblique glitches and crackles, but the underlying guiding principle is wide-eyed exploration that fills nearly every track with a sense of playfulness. Enjoy Your Rabbit never gets too serious, although at times it's very intense. Many tracks even have some sort of musical pun working just under the surface; for instance, "Year of the Horse" is by far the longest, clocking in at over 13 minutes, and "Year of the Ox" has a regular, heavy thudding beat. ~ Jason Nickey
a really good song, i quite enjoy this track from sufjan stevens/ for fans of the artist, i suggest that you buy this single as it is both a goos song and it would make a nice piece of memorabilia. a really telented singer and songwriter. the mix of indie pop and modern folk is brilliant and sounds fresh and unique. great music.
this was a bit of a weird cd from sufjan stevens, but i still really enjoyed it, as it had some more off th wall songs that were really unique. i really liked the song the year of the snake, paritally becuase i am a snake in real life (it is my chinese animal) great buy if you are into this band, great completion to collection
How is it that Sufjan Stevens has escaped the world’ notice as the most exciting talent to emerge from the Unites States for a decade? Enjoy Your Rabbit announces him to the world, a little wide eyed and bushy tailed but worth watching as a strange, beautiful talent.
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