Last month we passed around “Round And Round” from Ariel Pink’s forthcoming enjoyably oddball, ante-upping Before Today. (Tiny Tim fans, your Summer 2010 favorite has arrived.) I called the song a “soft-lit, slightly off-kilter lava-lamp jam.” Extend that and add descriptors to this trippy 9-minute collage by Pink and Before producer Sunny Levine: It pairs found footage (Space Age explorations, an albino faun, Wiccans with candelabra, x-ray ballerinas, surrealist masks) from Dadabeat with sounds from Ariel like “Fright Night (Nevermore),” “Reminisces,” etc. It should whet appetites (mushroom tea).
Before Today is out 6/8 via 4AD. “Round And Round” again.