Pinkunoizu - Peep EP

This quirky debut is an astonishing collision of styles with gently lilting shoegaze rhythms sitting side by side with, among other things, Krautrock, Asian pop and, as on the circuitous opener ‘Time Is A Melody', delicately swirling psychedelia.

The edgy, fractured nature of ‘Everything Is Broken Or Stolen’ is eerily reminiscent of label mates Tunng but does just enough to keep you from labelling them mere copyists. Then comes the high point of the EP, the eleven minute epic ‘Dairy Queen’ that, sounding as it does like a mogadon infused Pink Floyd crossed with Leeds noise jazzers Trumpets of Death, is utterly beguiling for the first half before morphing in to a world of Japanese pop weirdness that, somehow, works perfectly. Off kilter; bizarre; strange; however you want to describe it, this kind of experimental music is far too rare and, though not to everyone’s taste, should be savoured.

Overall

8

out of 10

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