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Worn Copy

    Ariel Archives is a comprehensive series of reissues and retrospective collections concentrating on the treasure trove of material recorded and released by Ariel Pink as Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. Ariel Archives Cycle 2 is comprised of The Doldrums, Worn Copy and House Arrest - representing Ariel Pink’s most classic recordings as Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, the name used for his one-man recording venture between 1999 – 2004. Each release has been restored from the original cassette masters, which have been retransferred and remastered from single-track sources. The first volume of Ariel Archives featured new editions of Loverboy and Underground, plus a long-awaited follow up volume of rare and unheard tracks titled Oddities Sodomies Vol. 2.

    TRACK LISTING

    SIDE A
    1. Trepanated Earth
    2. Immune To Emotion
    3. Jules Lost His Jewels

    SIDE B
    1. Artifact
    2. Bloody (Bagonia's)
    3. Credit
    4. Life In L.A.
    5. The Drummer

    SIDE C
    1. Cable Access Follies
    2. Creepshow
    3. One On One
    4. Oblivious Peninsula
    5. Somewhere In Europe / Hotpink!

    SIDE D
    1. Thespian City
    2. Crybaby
    3. Foilly Foibles/GOLD
    4. Jagged Carnival Tours

    Ariel Pink

    Dedicated To Bobby Jameson

      Los Angeles’s prodigal songwriting son Ariel Pink shares his eleventh studio album, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson. The album’s title makes a direct and heartfelt reference to a real-life L.A. musician, long presumed dead, who resurfaced online in 2007 after 35 reclusive years to pen his autobiography and tragic life story in a series of blogs and YouTube tirades.

      Standout tracks from Dedicated to Bobby Jameson include “Feels Like Heaven,” a lovelorn insta-classic paying tribute to the promise of romance, “Another Weekend,” which encapsulates the lingering euphoria of a regrettable weekend over the edge, “Dedicated to Bobby Jameson,” a rah-rah psych romp paying homage to L.A.’s punk history, and “Time to Live,” an ironic anti-suicide anthem that promotes survival as a form of resistance before devolving into a grungy, “Video Killed the Radio Star”-style breakdown that supposes life and death as being more or less the same fate and embraces the immortal anarchy of a rock song as an alternative to the prison of reality.

      Alternately contained and sprawling, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson is a shimmering pop odyssey that represents more astonishing peaks and menacing valleys in the career of a man who, through sheer originality and nerve, has become an American rock and roll institution. The album marks his first full-length release with the Brooklyn-based label Mexican Summer.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Matt says: AP is a Piccadilly legend. Lord of hypnopompic indie-pop brilliance, his none-categorizable yet ticking-every-genre-box style is as contradictory as is it beguiling as it is idiosyncratic; and is possibly the reason that every one of us here in the shop has a favourite song. ‘Dedicated To Bobby Jameson’ sees complex song-writing and skilled musicianship almost undermined by Ariel's quirky, nonchalant, fun-loving nature. A celebration rather than a study, I'm positive Ariel cares little if you observe his exceptional hooks, evocative commentary or multi-dimensional musical vision. He just wants you to shake, rattle and roll! It's a contradiction that runs through his career, almost constantly shunning professionalism for fun. A feature that makes him all the more intriguing and enjoyable, reminding us that to take life seriously is to not enjoy it at all. Stylishly conjuring up idealistic dreams of playing pinball and driving freeways with your mates; drinking, dancing and smoking underage; youthful exuberance and the American Dream, ‘Dedicated To Bobby Jameson’ is a masterpiece.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Time To Meet Your God
      2. Feels Like Heaven
      3. Death Patrol
      4. Santa's In The Closet
      5. Dedicated To Bobby Jameson
      6. Time To Live
      7. Another Weekend
      8. I Wanna Be Young
      9. Bubblegum Dreams
      10. Dreamdate Narcissist
      11. Kitchen Witch
      12. Do Yourself A Favor
      13. Acting

      DISC 2 (Deluxe Edition Only)
      1. Nighttime Is Great !
      2. Lil' Birdie Told Me
      3. Non-Sequitur Segues

      Ariel Pink

      "Another Weekend" B/w "Ode To The Goat (Thank You)"

        Los Angeles’s prodigal songwriting son Ariel Pink shares his eleventh studio album, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson. The album’s title makes a direct and heartfelt reference to a real-life L.A. musician, long presumed dead, who resurfaced online in 2007 after 35 reclusive years to pen his autobiography and tragic life story in a series of blogs and YouTube tirades. Standout tracks from Dedicated to Bobby Jameson include “Feels Like Heaven,” a lovelorn insta-classic paying tribute to the promise of romance, “Another Weekend,” which encapsulates the lingering euphoria of a regrettable weekend over the edge, “Dedicated to Bobby Jameson,” a rah-rah psych romp paying homage to L.A.’s punk history, and “Time to Live,” an ironic anti-suicide anthem that promotes survival as a form of resistance before devolving into a grungy, “Video Killed the Radio Star”-style breakdown that supposes life and death as being more or less the same fate and embraces the immortal anarchy of a rock song as an alternative to the prison of reality. Alternately contained and sprawling, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson is a shimmering pop odyssey that represents more astonishing peaks and menacing valleys in the career of a man who, through sheer originality and nerve, has become an American rock and roll institution. The album marks his first full-length release with the Brooklyn-based label Mexican Summer.

        An absorbing look at Ariel Rosenberg's early musique concrète epic. All songs written, recorded and produced by Ariel Pink. 
Restoration and mastering by Alain at One Million Mangos Berlin. "As with stored memories one has acquired early in life, Thrash and Burn survives for me less as a finished piece of music in/itself or even a moment captured in time; more a catalog of lifetimes, each piece unique and unnamed, together they recall glimpses of forgotten future-pasts; in cosmology, as one peers ever deeper into the void, first beyond the fixed population density of stars nestled in a 'suburb' at the outer edge of our galaxy, into an evermore all encompassing blackness surrounding a thin lane of galaxies, one heads off in one direction, floating along a lonely string of Christmas lights which recede with the distance. Much further downstream, a giant wall of light scaffolding fades into view. That is destiny's orphan multiverse inhabiting a single frame in its infancy. In time, we would transcend it. From where we stand our footsteps recede and fade into the darkness. But our beginnings are not lost; for someone standing off and above our horizon, in a human ear much more young, the secret of our coming of age shall be preserved revealed and discovered yet once again...." - Ariel Pink, November 2012.

        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-90's faux-primitif, 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. (In particular, Schaeffer's "Symphonie pour un homme seul" seems to get plenty of nods here.) Thrash and Burn was discovered in 2005, in an ankle-deep pile of cracked cassettes and scratched CD-R's in Rosenberg's Beverly Hills flat. Grier and Rosenberg then made an initial reconstruction attempt, and Thrash and Burn became a 4-cassette box set for the inaugural release of Human Ear Music, in 2006. The Wikipedia page for Thrash and Burn places its origin sometime in 1998. Thrash and Burn was remastered in September 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The final master was brought up to 24 bit resolution, dynamically and tonally balanced on an Apogee Rosetta and two solid-aluminum monoblock amps.

        TRACK LISTING

        Disc #1
        1/Shoes
        2/Foul Play
        3/Pleasure Spot 1 (Sweet Jane Rock N Roll)
        4/Innagecko
        5/I Disguise You
        6/Cemetary Suite
        7/Starry Eyes
        8/Those Were The Days (Now I'm 21)
        9/Disco MIA AKA Bust A Move
        10/Nothing At All / Different Names
        11/Memorial
        12/Brother Sister
        13/Funeral
        14/Leggos
        15/Double Jeopardy
        16/Red Vinyl
        17/Feel It With Your Landlord
        18/White Rain In The Windy Summer

        Disc #2
        1/White Rain Reprise
        2/On The Beach
        3/The Andalusian
        4/Half Girls Half Boys
        5/Cry Yourself To Sleep (12 Minute Overture)
        6/Rita Mae Brown
        7/50 Cents
        8/Cuz You're Dead (Lester Bangs)
        9/Dawn
        10/Pleasure Spot 3 - See You Are
        11/Rainy Den
        12/Red Room
        13/Pleasure Spot 2 - Lucinda Cunt
        14/Equus
        15/You Die Slowly And Then You Die
        16/Kamikaze
        17/I Won't See You Again
        18/Life Song


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