A real glimpse into one man's psyche
J. Patterson | CT | 10/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ariel Pink recorded this record by himself. The songs are his vision of what good music is. There is a decidedly 60's feel to the record. He recorded this record using a home 8-track tape machine. But to fans of uninhibited artistic expression (in bands such as early Pink Floyd/Syd solo and early Velvet Underground), this record will sound like a breath of fresh air in today's environment. This is not to say the music is uninteresting, or too low-fi to really get into. The soundscapes that Ariel creates are quite remarkable and unique. The songs vary from quirky pop and heartfelt soul to stoner rock and experimental noise control. Check out "Helen" or "West Coast Calamities" to get a quick taste of the world of Ariel Pink."