Vacationer's 2012 full-length debut Gone features singer/songwriter Kenny Vasoli's particular mix of psych and sampledelic indie-pop. This is dreamy, lightly funky, and always tripped-out pop that brings to mind a mix of such similarly inclined contemporaries as Beach House and Animal Collective. Vasoli, who often sounds like a mix of Blur's Damon Albarn and Mojave 3's Neil Halstead, clearly has a knack for coming up with yearning, kaleidoscopically melodic, and literate songs, which he produces with a studio-wizard's talent for layered and dense arrangements full of sparkling keyboards, and chiming guitars over hip-hop beats and dusty LP-samples. From the low-key, Gorillaz-style funk of "Everyone Knows" to the orchestral '60s Baroque and sunshine pop vibe of "Trip" to the echoey, girl group-sounding ballad title track, Gone is a consistently engaging listen.
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AllMusic Review by Matt Collar