A Perfect Place To Be, Jorge Elbrose.

A Perfect Place To Be, Jorge Elbrose.

Few could argue that Ariel Pink has been at his best when, and only when, he’s been in a more accommodating, collaborative mood in recent times. And a second recorded alongside NYC eccentric Jorge Elbrecht, Called To Ring, elucidates just this with crystalline transparency.

Released under the nom de plume Jorge Elbrose (a portmanteau of Elbrecht and Rosenberg, Pink’s surname as it would appear on his passport) and taken from a commemorative book celebrating five years of Brooklyn indie Mexican Summer, the song is a sprightly, jangly affair, its lyrics all but entirely unintelligible as they’re buried beneath squawking feedback and fluid drums that splash about like big kahunas bashing Rosenberg’s native L.A. into submission. And then there’s the sludgy, white noise-riddled extended coda, that merely serves to seal the proverbial deal once and for all. Truly haunting…

Mexican Summer: Five Years is available for purchase here.

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