Certain point-less reviews far behind and buried (mostly), time to lend a fresh set of ears to D-Plan man TravMo’s solo abilities. And thankfully, Travis’s done all the heavy lifting; preliminary spins of his forthcoming LP All Y’All reveal more to enjoy than just the ridiculous/wonderful album title. As always, he’s coming with broad and weird reference points (“We were cool as a Giacometti,” he sings on “I Do”) and a lot of staccato/oddly robotic delivery, mixed and mastered alongside hairpin turns to double-time (“You Make Me Feel Like A Freak”) polyrhythmic rock (“As We Proceed”), genre-amalgamation (“Catch Up“), and the sort of runaway melodies you’ve come to expect. Even the fusion-fed vamp of opener “I’m Not Supposed To Like You” isn’t safe from Travis’s overactive impulse to arrange, the funk chopped periodically with quick-hit metric modulations, building to a skronky sax climax. ADD’s delight, highly recommended for the ritalin set. Here’s a standout…

Stream it at travismorrison.com. All Y’All is out 8/21 via Barsuk.

Comments (7)
  1. My guess is that this will put his solo album Pitchfork average at about 2.9.

  2. This record has all the jams! It’s totally great.

  3. i’m really digging it…

  4. Drew  |   Posted on Jul 29th, 2007 0

    All Y’All is awesome – I really hope this album is a turning point for these guys.

  5. jim  |   Posted on Jul 29th, 2007 0

    He was performing most of these songs while touring on Travistan, so he’s had time to sit with them and improve, if need be. Can’t stop streaming it. It’s smart, dancey, everything you want.

  6. Wow, this actually sounds somewhat good. I remember listening to one of his really really bad songs on MySpace, something about ketchup or whatever, and I lost all hope, but this makes me somewhat anticipate this album.

    Still not better than any of his D-Plan stuff, but decent in its own right.

  7. Charles  |   Posted on Jul 31st, 2007 0

    Wow, way to go T-mo. I wasn’t expecting this kind of heat from the man. I’m completely blown away. “Just didn’t turn me on” is a .9 away from being a “Change” hidden track six years after the fact.

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