Watch out kids, Ariel Pink is back… and he’s eating schnitzel.
Once again, we’re weirded out… almighty Ariel’s Mature Themes is without a doubt one of the most uncompromising and lyrically-subversive albums of the year. We’re totally hooked. This guy’s (slash girl?) ability to transcend us into a past-future-present entity and awaken all audio and visual fragments within, is awe-inspiring yet strangely heart melting and catastrophic. A.P.H.G have delved into the depths of dreamy pop, alt-electronica, kids’ tv jingles, eurotrash, Bach’s psyche… you name it bud… swallowed them whole, jumped up and down, chucked them up then served it all on a paper plate sprinkled with glitter. You’ve gotta get a taste of this stuff. Stick it to the man… woman.
Travis Peterson directed “Only In My Dreams,” the first video from the album. Watch it below.
This review was written by collaborator Olivia Foster, a nocturnal 19 year old art student kicking around South East London.