Monday, September 01, 2008

Ariel Pink


Hace un par de semanas se presentó el cantante estadounidense Ariel Pink en el Imperial. Yo no sabía de su existencia pero varios amigos que por lo general son apáticos a la escena musical de la ciudad me comentaron sobre la tocada y fui. Parece que este chavo pertenece a la nueva generación de pop psycodélico "so-cal" (del sur de california) y que a pesar de su corta edad ha sido super prolífico (tiene muchos discos). El show estaba cagado, los integrantes de su grupo estaban disfrazados. El tecladista de Chapulín Colorado, el bajista de vampiro y el guitarrista de la época medieval (el baterista también estaba disfrazado de algo pero no me acuerdo por que se quitó el disfraz). El sonido no era bueno... pero las rolas estaban prendidas y tenían largos encores o solos. Lo que no me cabe duda es que el chavo es buen frontman. Me recordó al de Blind Melon (la tie dye shirt y los suecos).

esto es lo que venía en Wikipedia:
Ariel Marcus Rosenberg on June 24, 1978) is a Los Angeles based avant-garde/hauntology musician who is sometimes associated with the Freak folk scene[1]. Pink boasts a cult following and endorsements from more widely known artists such as fellow founding Paw Tracks group Animal Collective.

Ariel Pink was raised in the Pico-Robertson[2] area of Los Angeles, attending Beverly Hills High School and later the California Institute of the Arts[3]. In high school, Pink was a fan of such Gothic rock acts as Christian Death, Bauhaus, The Sisters of Mercy, and The Cure[4] (which he cites as his favourite band[5]). He started writing songs "around age 10"[2] and has recorded over 500 songs on hundreds of cassette tapes[6] since 1996.

Pink produces and plays almost all of his own music, and is noted for creating drum sounds using primarily his mouth[7], and sometimes his armpits[8]. His home recording technique gives his music a very lo-fi sound, to the point where new listeners may mistake the era of his music. Pink's influences range from R. Stevie Moore--friend, mentor, and "father of home recording"[9]--to Michael Jackson[10].

Aside from his music, Pink creates and sells semi-abstract and surreal grotesque drawings which can be viewed at his unofficial website[1].

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