Ariel Pink returned with a new double album for 4AD on November 18th, entitled pom pom. Across its 17 tracks and 69 minutes, pom pom is unfiltered Ariel, a pied piper of the absurd, with infectious tales of romance, murder, frog princes and Jell-O.
The record sees the Los Angeles native strike it out alone, returning to the solo moniker he has adopted well over a decade ago when cementing his name as a king of pop perversion.
On Pom Pom you can find demented kiddie tune collaborations with the legendary psych producer and pop prankster Kim Fowley (songs like ‘Jell-O’ and ‘Plastic Raincoats In The Pig Parade’ were written with Fowley in his hospital room during his recent battle with cancer).
On the other hand, there are beatific, windswept pop songs (‘Put Your Number In My Phone’, ‘Dayzed Inn Daydreams’), scuzz-punk face-melters (‘Goth Bomb’, ‘Negativ Ed’), and carnival dub psychedelia (‘Dinosaur Carebears’). Pom pom is Ariel Pink’s magnum opus.
Wednesday, 11th March 2015 | 19:00 CET
Fritz Club im Postbahnhof | Straße der Pariser Kommune 8 | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain