July 10, 2013

Ariel-Pink-and-Jorge-Elbrecht

Posting this directly after the Yung Simmie post is extraordinary hypocrisy, but I relate to people whose tastes are schizophrenic. Ariel Pink teams up with Jorge Elbrecht to craft a swooning soft rock psychedelic catamaran ideal for the dog days of summer. This is probably why he includes the line “screw the pooch.” I think this is what chillwave thought it was sounding like when it was sounding like it was going to be something. It didn’t happen because no matter how much atmosphere and haze you let hang over a track, you only last if you can write songs. Rappers other than Tyler the Creator ought to look to someone like Ariel Pink who made the transformation from raw muddy productions to studio polish without sacrificing a thing. He is Beverly Hills’ penance for Paris Hilton.

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