Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pink Reason - Shit in the Garden

(Siltbreeze, 2011)

Kevin de Broux: Pink Reason: 2007: Cleaning the Mirror: scotch tape epicness. Siltbreeze of course. Have you heard Cleaning the Mirror? No? Yes? Either way, it’s worth revisiting/discovering. It’s sooooooooooooo good.

Up The Sleeve by pinkreason

Kevin de Broux doesn’t assemble Pink Reason albums very quickly. Pink Reason isn’t prolific. Cleaning the Mirror was six songs, was released in 2007. Four years later for a follow-up and we have, briefly, six more (though, to be fair, there were quite a few 7”s to account for).  I’m not complaining about the lethargic-seeming pace though, I'm not.  If that’s how long it take you, Mr. de Broux, to lay waste to six-odd three-to-five minute rock n’ roll songs, for placing each rip of scotch tape in its careful place, for upending the side table—building the crumblingness of it all—then that’s the way it is.   I’m ok with that.  The effort is evident in the end product.  Swaths of back alley swirl in this album. “Holding On” with its junk drum machine pummel, “Sixteen Years” with its rock noise lambasting puree, “You Can’t Win” with its ramshackle, meandering flower pluck.  Time has been favorable (though short) in over-shoulder views of Cleaning the Mirror. I imagine the same for Shit in the Garden. Well played, de Broux, well played.

Sixteen Years by pinkreason

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