DAILY RECORDS: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Caves Caverns and The Cure

by | Jun 14, 2010 | MUSIC

Ariel Pink’s Haunted GraffitiBefore Today (4AD)
The brooding, lo-fi psychedelia of Ariel Pink’s previous work gets a big sonic upgrade on his latest release, and that upgrade transforms his sound into a still strange but charming blend of sunshine psych and pure 70s AM radio pop. Smooth, delightful technicolor melodies, guaranteed to brighten your day.

Caves CavernsCommunique (soundsfromthepocket.com)
The free-form, instrumental heavy psychedelia that this Richmond band plays on their latest release, a four-song, forty-minute cassette, has many worthy antecedents. Most prominent are Ash Ra Tempel’s epic Krautrock space jams and Hawkwind’s acid-soaked biker rock. These trippy jams will pry open your third eye.

The CureDisintegration (Deluxe Edition) (Rhino Records)
Impossible to explain in this limited space how essential this album is. This reissue, which includes the original album remastered, a disc of demos, and an expanded version of UK-only live album Entreat, is an outstanding reward for longtime fans. If that’s not you, get this. It will be.

Ariel Pink’s Haunted GraffitiBefore Today (4AD)
The brooding, lo-fi psychedelia of Ariel Pink’s previous work gets a big sonic upgrade on his latest release, and that upgrade transforms his sound into a still strange but charming blend of sunshine psych and pure 70s AM radio pop. Smooth, delightful technicolor melodies, guaranteed to brighten your day.

Caves CavernsCommunique (soundsfromthepocket.com)
The free-form, instrumental heavy psychedelia that this Richmond band plays on their latest release, a four-song, forty-minute cassette, has many worthy antecedents. Most prominent are Ash Ra Tempel’s epic Krautrock space jams and Hawkwind’s acid-soaked biker rock. These trippy jams will pry open your third eye.

The CureDisintegration (Deluxe Edition) (Rhino Records)
Impossible to explain in this limited space how essential this album is. This reissue, which includes the original album remastered, a disc of demos, and an expanded version of UK-only live album Entreat, is an outstanding reward for longtime fans. If that’s not you, get this. It will be.

R. Anthony Harris

R. Anthony Harris

I created Richmond, Virginia’s culture publication RVA Magazine and brought the first Richmond Mural Project to town. Designed the first brand for the Richmond’s First Fridays Artwalk and promoted the citywide “RVA” brand before the city adopted it as the official moniker. I threw a bunch of parties. Printed a lot of magazines. Met so many fantastic people in the process. Professional work: www.majormajor.me




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