Ariel Pink

Don’t worry about the bitrate on these, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference. Ariel Pink is all about lo-fi, right down to the crappy Angelfire website (yes, that’s his official website oops, it’s a fan site — see comments). His songs start with classic pop music forms — here we have psychedelic doo-wop (“Jules Lost His Jewels”) and new wave romanticism (“For Kate I Wait”) — then warp them to the very brink of listenability. But they are listenable, even enjoyable, because they’re like that favorite mixtape that you left in the car on a hot summer day: you still listen to it through the warble and hiss, because you know the music well enough to tune into its essence. “C’est la vie, c’est la vie, comme çi, comme ça…”

6 Replies to “Ariel Pink”

  1. What kind of stupid fuckin statement izzat, “right down to his crappy Angelfire website”? come down off yer high javascript pedestal, daddio. nawsir, that is NOT apink’s “official” website… try – now surely you like that one better? har har har. or feast your mighty cgi eyes on the meager paw-tracks page. duh and yawn. the AF address is a fansite. got it? free storage. and which just so happens to have 300 times more groovy info and content than all the others combined.
    lo-fi. know why? mo dye!

  2. that was perhaps the most entertaining correction i’ve ever received (and believe me, i’ve received my share).
    p.s. by “crappy” i really meant “300 times more groovy info and content.” 🙂

  3. Is “R” real?
    Is “Pink” a combination of red and white hues? Corporation?
    Is that hideous female rotted rocker “Pink” really necessary, or can we hope to see her absolutely eliminated from current existence? KaPLOW!
    Are you gon answer me or whut?
    A crock of Blogshit.

  4. Ariel and R.Stevie should do a prog rock dance record.
    I would of loved to seen them live on Night Flight or SNUB

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