Fever the Ghost are having a lot of fun mixing up the vibes on Zirconium Meconium. Each song flows into the next with plenty of cohesion but the mood is constantly changing-from ecstatic to melancholy, dark to jingly. "Metempsychosis" kicks off the album with a chorus of high-pitched voices and echoes reminiscent of Flying Lotus, but that comparison becomes less apparent on "Rounder II", a heavier jam that takes influence from bands like Foxygen. "Fathoms" sounds like MGMT (probably Fever's closest musical sibling) at their most full-bidied, and standout-track "Vervain (Dreams of an Old Wooden Cage)" is an eclectic experimentation in psychedelic noise. With the exception of that track, however, Zirconium Meconium is a playful album of melody and groove that doesn't quite achieve the weirdness it's going for.
Recommended tracks: 2, 3, 7, 10