Dedicated to Bobby Jameson ★★★★★
The days of serendipitous encounters are dead as we are now fed through tubes of algorithms. Everything you need is psychically connected through a couple of Google searches or a Spotify playlist. Ariel Pink’s output is the essence of the thrills we’ve lost along the way. Dedicated to Bobby
Jameson features Pink’s familiar melange of 1960s garage, 1980s death metal and 1950s pop. The title track is an anthem for an invented hero that is Arthur Lee and Captain Beefheart doing the twist in Death Valley. Another
Weekend is sunshine psych weighed down with melancholy. The astonishing Time to Live moves from blissed-out garage to woozy thrash metal and pop like a radio fuzzing in and out of stations. If modern music is now endlessly predictable, it’s good to know that out there on the fringes is Ariel Pink – the perfect cult hero waiting to be discovered.