Listen to 103.3 fm WPRB on Wednesday, September 22nd at 8:00 pm ET as Jon Solomon welcomes one of Philadelphia’s finest, Pink Skull, into the studios for a live set.
For years I’ve done my best to dance along as fast as I can to the duo’s fascinating mixture of blips, bleeps, bumps and bloops. Over two albums, endless digital files and countless remixes I’ve always wanted to know how a pair this layered and dense in its sound could possibly pull off what they do on record live as a quintet.
Now I have seen for myself in the WPRB studios…and it is crazy.
As someone once wrote somewhere sometime:
The result of this balance parallels along the various lines of PIL’s Metal Box, The Orb’s Pomme Fritz EP, the tropicalia Dada-ism of Tom Ze, and Eno & Cluster. Living / breathing electronic music made beyond the computer screen for bigger screens, [Pink Skull] could easily soundtrack a remake of Videodrome as well as it could a Kubrickian classic.
Here’s video of the band silkscreening 1,000 copies of their most recent record “Endless Bummer”:
Listen to 103.3 fm WPRB on Wednesday, September 15th at 8:00 pm ET as Jon Solomon welcomes Texan trio Tre Orsi into the studios for a live set.
The band will be playing songs from debut full-length album for Works Progress called “Devices + Emblems,” of which The Unblinking Ear said:
“That they could reclaim the soft/loud dynamic from nearly 20 years of terrible post-grunge and spin it into something distinctly their own on a song like “Best Kind of Failure” is nothing short of remarkable. I could cite other tracks as fine examples of their craft but, frankly, it seems a little redundant. There’s simply not a bad one in the bunch…
…”Devices + Emblems” is one of the year’s best albums.”
A free mp3 off said record, “The Engineer,” can be found here.
Want a live video? Eyes down.