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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Grandes Exitos Greatest Hits (Self Released, 2009)


Nick: hahaha, could they not think of a longer title?

I’m sure it’s deliberate but to me it sounds like the recording is very bad.

muffled, they could be playing in a cardboard box.

and because of that it sounds like it’s not the real thing, like it’s a rehearsal.

and if that’s their intention………then their intention is wrong!

if you have a very primitive sound, primitive structures, then I could understand the recording.

but this is pretty sophisticated stuff.

there’s a clash.

I think the clash is why a lot of people like him.

I’m always worried about people trying to be something they’re not.

if your’e using old instruments and trying to imitate Bach then I can understand recreating something.

they’re recreating bad music from 20 years ago, and it’s just as bad.

youtube motion?

immune to emotion.

the other thing I find about this music, it may sound strange but it has no atmosphere, it’s grey.

is it positive? negative? is it bright?

I can’t answer that, it’s nothing.

no character.

I’m not sure I can describe this in terms of emotion.

and maybe that’s why it’s popular, if it is at all.

this is the opposite of yesterday’s album, the more I hear of it the more I dislike it.

and it’s all over the place, nothing unites all the songs.

it’s quiet chaos.

I’d love to talk to him, is he someone with no ideas?

is that why it’s so random? or is there actually any thought behind it?

well you can go talk to him tonight in Whelans if you want.

he wouldn’t want to talk to me.

it’s like he’s constantly painting, till everything is grey, no shapes to see, no colour.

I actually hate it!

we were watching the Eurovision, last night, Ireland didn’t get through, the only thing I can still remember is Moldova, because their song was traditional. Everyone else was trying to do pop songs.

is it a skit?

it sounds like he takes a piece of music and says, look at how silly this is.

a talent that does not know where to go.

Collecting his most POP! moments in one (very) long collection, Grandes Exitos Greatest Hits will more than likely be on sale at tonights gig in Whelans. I won’t see you there.




Wavves – Wavves (Woodsist, 2008)


Nick: is it supposed to sound like it’s badly recorded?

well….it’s sounds the way it sounds on purpose

which is badly recorded.

seems like something went badly wrong with the recording.

are you able to put the noise to the back?

I have no idea what is going on here, no clue as to what they’re trying to achieve, it’s basically boring noise, meaningless.

I guess they’re just trying to be original, ‘lets make some new music, we’ll call it boring noise’

how anyone could listen to this with interest or get any pleasure from the experience is beyond me.

I can’t see any talent, no feeling.

I’m sure these people take themselves very seriously, I presume they do anyway.

I wouldn’t say it’s in anyway original and…

I wouldn’t either, but they’re trying to be.

it’s virtual torture to listen to it….ahhh is it over? what a relief.

look, music doesn’t have to be anything. it can be stirring, depressing, exciting whatever and it can still be good, this is just irritating and no one wants to be irritated.

Wavves is Magnus Veikko, a 52 year old Finnish fisherman. Come see his cold sparse and glacial (yes!) dirges this Wednesday (11th) upstairs in Whelans.