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Filed under: — adrian @ 4:03 pm

Here’s another sufjan song for yunz. It’s one of my favorites off of the yet-to-be-released Illinois. So delicate. So well orchestrated. Such a sweet guitar part.

The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us! by Mr. Sufjan Stevens. (He’s so dreamy!)

There’s a sort of breakdown part where most of the instrumentation pulls back about 3:47 in that reminds me a whole lot of another song. I could figure it out for the longest time.

The answer is somewhat embarrassing and I think it may be one of those things that if you know to look for it (ie if you don’t notice it but I tell you) it’ll be all that you notice, so I’ll put it behind the screen, so to speak, in case you don’t want to know.

It reminds so much of “The Impression that I Get” by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones—the part at the end of the song right after the sax solo where most of the instrumentation drops out and there’s a very similar vocal melody (about 2:47 in if you’re referencing said song). Remember that song? I hadn’t listened to that song for probably eight years or so (1997, summer after sophomore year, I think). That is, of course, a testament to my encyclopedic knowledge and memory of music.

Anyone else hear that? Or am I just crazy?

That said, I still like “Predatory Wasp” a whole lot.

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