17 Songs, 1 Hour 6 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With 17 songs and over an hour of music, Pom Pom reminds us of the daring experiments from Ariel Pink's formative DIY releases. But the eclectic songwriting, turn-on-a-dime influences and lush production demonstrate just how much the California musician has evolved. Sure, the album is all over the place—we’re warmed by the ‘60s-influenced pop sunshine of “Plastic Raincoats in the Pig Parade” one moment and tangled in the knotty guitars of "White Freckles” the next. But the everything-at-once aesthetic is held together by an undercurrent of electro melancholy that’s most evident on icy, synth-based tracks like "Picture Me Gone” and the ultra-poised “Lipstick". As the mosaic ends with the bittersweet shimmer of “Dayzed Inn Daydreams”, Pom Pom’s kaleidoscopic beauty leaves our head spinning.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With 17 songs and over an hour of music, Pom Pom reminds us of the daring experiments from Ariel Pink's formative DIY releases. But the eclectic songwriting, turn-on-a-dime influences and lush production demonstrate just how much the California musician has evolved. Sure, the album is all over the place—we’re warmed by the ‘60s-influenced pop sunshine of “Plastic Raincoats in the Pig Parade” one moment and tangled in the knotty guitars of "White Freckles” the next. But the everything-at-once aesthetic is held together by an undercurrent of electro melancholy that’s most evident on icy, synth-based tracks like "Picture Me Gone” and the ultra-poised “Lipstick". As the mosaic ends with the bittersweet shimmer of “Dayzed Inn Daydreams”, Pom Pom’s kaleidoscopic beauty leaves our head spinning.

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