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Worn Copy

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Trepanated Earth: Trepan Earth Overture/Heavens Hotter Than Hell/Trepan
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Immune to Emotion
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Jules Lost His Jewels
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Artifact
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Bloody! (Bagonia's)
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Credit
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Life in L.A.
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The Drummer
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Cabe Access Follies
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Creepshow
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One on One
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Oblivious Peninsula
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Somewhere in Europe/Hotpink!
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Thespian City
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Crybaby
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Folly Foibles/Gold
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Jagged Carnival Tours
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Total Tracks: 17   Total Length: 75:35

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Andy Beta

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Andy Beta has written about music and comedy for the Wall Street Journal, the disco revival for the Village Voice, animatronic bands for SPIN, Thai pop for the

01.17.06
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Worn Copy
Label: Carpark

To someone for whom "ambition" seems to mean putting on pants and leaving the apartment to cop a dimebag, Worn Copy is a grander affair. Brazenly entitled opener "Trepanated Earth: Trepan Earth Overture/Heavens Hotter Than Hell/Trepan" is a sprawling 11-minute affair, wandering through warped VHS dubs of infomercials and echoing Satanic-sounding invectives to "kiss my ass" to navel-gazing guitar doodles. And it only gets weirder from there.

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"Like a day in my brain/It's so lonely."

timabouttown

You'll read reviews of this guy and see references to Brian Wilson, Queen, Bowie, and AM radio...all true, but all missing the one most obvious to me: Todd Rundgren circa A Wizard, A True Star - tiny pop gems on an epic sonic scale, a skewed sense of humor both lyrically and musically, built alone in a home studio with what sounds like a LOT of acid (true for Todd, likely not for Ariel..although I'm not the only one to mention acid). Not so much that he listened to a lot of 60's pop, but the snakes in his brain clearly did. It's so lo-fi that he sings some of the horn parts. And yet, perfect.

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the best!

pabs138

I don't give a toss what other people say, I think this is his best. He'll be into town in exactly two weeks and I can't wait to see how this garbled mess is recreated live. Great headphone music except you might think the voices in yr. head are turning on you.... at times it kinda reminds me of Jens Lenkman (sp?) if dude did waaaay to much acid.

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genius

uuh...clem

There is something inexplicable about Arial's music, much of it sounding like some long forgotten rain soaked reel to reel tape. The tunes run the range of pop styles, with the clever twist of the bad fidelity actually enhancing the vibe. Hard to say who will like this stuff, other to say it has absolutely no commercial potential, which makes it charming. He also has a decent sense of humor, which helps.