Thursday, July 19, 2012

[2012] Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes

West Coast natives Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti present Mature Themes, the follow-up to 2010’s hugely successful album, Before Today.
Before Today was the band’s 4AD debut, offering the first sign that the intriguingly scatalogical music Ariel had been making for over a decade was finally ossifying into a coherent form. Indeed, the lead song from Before Today - the inimitable ‘Round and Round’ - was awarded Pitchfork’s track of the year for 2010, and further plaudits were heaped upon the long player as it cropped up in near-all end-of-year polls. For many it seemed that Ariel had finally reached the wider audience his early recordings had hinted was possible. And with Mature Themes, Haunted Graffiti have forged a record that raises the bar once again.
4AD, Aug 2012
1 Kinski Assassin 2.59
2 Is This The Best Spot? 1.47
3 Mature Themes 2.47
4 Only In My Dreams 3.12
5 Driftwood 4.22
6 Early Birds of Babylon 5.15
7 Schnitzel Boogie 4.35
8 Symphony of the Nymph 4.35
9 Pink Slime 2.11
10 Farewell American Primitive 2.55
11 Live It Up 4.03
12 Nostradamus & Me 7.25
13 Baby 4.49


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