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Fragrant World

Fragrant World is the third studio album by American psychedelic pop band Yeasayer, released on August 21, 2012, on Secretly Canadian.

Critical reception

The album has received a provisional score of 71 from Metacritic indicating "generally favourable reviews," based on the reviews of 44 critics.

Track listing

Personnel

The following people contributed to Fragrant World:

Yeasayer

  • Chris Keating – lead vocals (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 11), backing vocals (3, 5, 9 and 10), Maschine synth (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 and 11), drum programming (2, 3, 4, 6 and 8), synthesizer (2, 4, 5 and 8) , Jupiter (7)
  • Anand Wilder – lead vocals (3, 5, 9 and 10), backing vocals (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 11), guitar (1, 4, 8, 9 and 11), piano (1), Nord (1), Juno 106 (3, 4, 9 and 10), Jupiter MKS-80 (3), Korg MS-20 (3), Farfisa (3), Boss Supershifter (3), organ (4), cello (5), drum programming (5), Electribe (6), synthesizer (6), trident piano (7), ARP Omni 2 (7), talk box (8), celeste (9), 12-string guitar (10), Rhodes (10), mellotron (10)
  • Ira Wolf Tuton – J bass (2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10 and 11), backing vocals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 10), melodyne vocals (1), Omnisphere (9 and 10), Harmonic Octave Generator (4), Roland SH-2 (5), bass synthesizer (6), Roland SH-101 (7), ARP 2600 (7), tambourine (7), Moog Murf (9), piano (10)

    Additional musicians

  • Jason Trammell – drums (2, 4 and 7), percussion (6), MPC (11)
  • Ahmed Gallab – percussion (6)
  • Brian McOmber – drums (2, 4 and 9), percussion (9)
  • Dan CareyMPC (3 and 5)
  • Al Carlson – melodyne (4), saxophone (10)
  • Kishi Bashi – strings (2)
  • "Delicate" Steve Marion – guitar (3)
  • Elliot Bergmankalimba (5)

    Recording personnel

  • Yeasayer – producer
  • Al Carlson – recording
  • Abe Seiferth – additional recording
  • Alexis Smith – engineer
  • Dan Carey – mixing

    Artwork

  • Ana Maria Lucaciu – modeling
  • Jason Nocito – photography
  • Other Means – design