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In memoriam – ARIEL PINK: Dedicated to Bobby Jameson (Mexican Summer, 2017)


Another weekend y Time to LIve son los avances al nuevo trabajo de Ariel Pink que se titulará Dedicated to Bobby Jameson, y que aparecerá el próximo mes de Septiembre.

“Los Angeles’s prodigal songwriting son Ariel Pink shares his eleventh studio album, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson, September 15.
The album’s title makes a direct and heartfelt reference to a real-life L.A. musician, long presumed dead, who resurfaced online in 2007 after 35 reclusive years to pen his autobiography and tragic life story in a series of blogs and YouTube tirades. “His book and life resonated with me to such a degree,” Pink states, “that I felt a need to dedicate my latest record to him.”
Dedicated to Bobby Jameson begins at the end and ends at the beginning. “We follow the protagonist through a battery of tests and milestones, the first of which sees him reborn into life out of death,” Pink explains, referencing the opening track “Time To Meet Your God.” “From there, he seesaws his way between the innocent love and the rock-solid edifice of childhood-worn trauma that together constitute his lifelong initiation into the realm of artifice and theatrical disposability”

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2 agosto, 2017 Posted by | Ariel Pink | Deja un comentario

Piiink – ARIEL PINK: Another weekend (Single, Mexican Summer, 2017)

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“Ariel Pink sets a serene but complicated scene for the next chapter in his curious career with “Another Weekend,” the first solo material heard since the prog-pop opus pom pom. Contrary to the lyrics of “Another Weekend” (and fortunately for both fanatics and the newly initiated), Pink is neither too shy or humble to have brought his singular style of pop music beyond the bedroom for the befuddled masses over the past two decades, but returned to the formative, familiar setting to craft what will surely live as another shimmering moment in an unrivaled canon. Encapsulating the lingering euphoria of a regrettable weekend over the edge, “Another Weekend” speaks in morose volumes while whispering sweetly, the dichotomy of Pink’s pathos once again on display” (Press)

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24 junio, 2017 Posted by | Ariel Pink | Deja un comentario

Ariel Pink: pom pom (4AD, 2014)


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“Aunque es el primer disco que he editado tan sólo con mi nombre, es el trabajo en el que menos solo he estado”
Estas palabras sirven para ilustrar de alguna manera el maravilloso rompecabezas musical en el que Ariel Pink convirtió pom pom, su último disco hasta la fecha. Un trabajo absolutamente heterogéneo, en el que destaca sobre todo, la colaboración con el fallecido Kim Fowley (Plastic raincoats in the pig parade).
Como suele ser habitual en sus discos, nos encontramos con un paseo variopinto por varios escenarios musicales: desde la Psicodelia suave y casi naif de Plastic raincoats in the pig parade, Exile on frog street o Dinosaur carebears, hasta las influencias más oscuro ochenteras de White freckles, Lipstick, Four shadows… pasando por los auténticos temazos, aquellos en los que Ariel Pink debería centrar su a veces algo dispersa creatividad. Hablo de One summer night, Put your number in my phone o Picture me gone. Cortes absolutamente imprescindibles y arrebatadores que tan sólo por sí mismos aguantarían el peso de un álbum de Indie-Pop.
¿Que quizás nos encontremos con un trabajo demasiado variado y algo disperso? Probablemente, pero es el peaje que hay que pagar para degustar el trabajo de los genios.

“Ariel Pink returns with a new double album for 4AD on November 18th, entitled pom pom.
Across its 17 tracks and 69 minutes, pom pom is unfiltered Ariel, a pied piper of the absurd, with infectious tales of romance, murder, frog princes and Jell-O. The record sees the Los Angeles native strike it out alone, returning to the solo moniker he has adopted well over a decade ago when cementing his name as a king of pop perversion.
From demented kiddie tune collaborations with the legendary psych producer and pop prankster Kim Fowley (songs like ‘Jell-O’ and ‘Plastic Raincoats In The Pig Parade’ were written with Fowley in his hospital room during his recent battle with cancer), to beatific, windswept pop (‘Put Your Number In My Phone’, ‘Dayzed Inn Daydreams’), scuzz-punk face-melters (‘Goth Bomb’, ‘Negativ Ed’), and carnival dub psychedelia (‘Dinosaur Carebears’), pom pom is Ariel Pink’s magnum opus.
“Although this is the first “solo” record credited to my name, it is by far the least “solo” record I have ever recorded.” (Ariel Pink)

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10 febrero, 2015 Posted by | Ariel Pink | Deja un comentario


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