ARIEL PINK -TRASH AND BURN
Double LP pressing of this archive release from the acclaimed Indie singer/songwriter. Thrash And Burn dates from a time when Ariel Rosenberg, then a few years from turning "Pink", first proclaimed himself a "20th Century Composer", without a trace of irony in his voice. Appropriately, this early work takes the form of a musique concrète epic forged from Rosenberg's late-'90s faux-primitive, Garage-Punk, and tape-loop experiments. At 94 minutes and 36 tracks, Thrash And Burn displays the symphonic ambitions of his genre-devouring pop saga, Haunted Graffiti, but with little in the way of fastidious album-oriented constructions. Rather, Thrash And Burn is a free-form tape ramble that uses gauzy atmospherics to strike up a wicked dialogue with the likes of Rosenberg's non-pop influences like Iannis Xenakis, Pierre Schaeffer and Luc Ferrari.