When POND's singer and songwriter Nicholas Allbrook left his position as touring bassist for Tame Impala in 2013, his cleared schedule kicked POND into high gear. Allbrook wrote the majority of this band's darker fifth album, Hobo Rocket, and corralled the other members to record it in just four days. Just over a year later, Man It Feels Like Space Again emerges as POND's sixth LP, and the group sounds far more ambitious, unapologetically funky, and cosmically colorful than ever before. In contrast, recording for this release spanned several months in a small Australian studio and although the band was sleeping rough, there's a strong sense of freedom that permeates these songs. As its production drifts through different styles across each track, trippy percussion and multi-tracked vocals populate a collection of songs that are also prone to outbursts of gibberish, wild flights of fancy, and bursts of manic, emotional intensity. Often labeled a mere offshoot of Tame Impala, Man It Feels Like Space Again showcases a capable band confidently stepping into their full capabilities.