Prospect Hummer EP

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1 I Remember Learning How To Dive 2:17 45,580

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Prospect Hummer is an EP by Animal Collective released in May 2005.

On a Europe tour in the middle of 2004, the group was introduced to the British folk singer Vashti Bunyan in Edinburgh, Scotland, by Kieran Hebden (Four Tet). Bunyan finally contributed vocals to all of the songs except for “Baleen Sample”. Avey Tare, Panda Bear and Deakin are present throughout the entire EP; Geologist, who could not join the tour because of his dayjob, is featured only on the song “Baleen Sample”. They had three days to record three songs.

The first two songs are actually outtakes from the Sung Tongs recording sessions, re-recorded with Bunyan.

Bunyan says about the recordings:

“ My daughter says she can hear me smiling on the title track […] and I was. I loved having the freedom to sing as I wanted. I was still finding my voice after burying it for years.”

The release in 2005 led to a Fat Cat Records signing for Vashti Bunyan, who finally wrote, recorded and released her second album Lookaftering, ending a thirty year hiatus.

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  • Tron1276

    Listened to this the other day for the first time in years, and I had forgotten just how lovely this EP is... Beautiful, dreamy jams with the always-stunning Vashti Bunyan as the (amazing!) icing on the cake.

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • samlyksmusic

    vashti bunyan

    3 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Merkage

    change to Prospect Hummer

    10 Jan 2010 Reply

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