IN THE HANGING GARDENS
Russia’s finest musical export and purveyors of grandiose shoegaze two-point-zero big-ness push forward again with songs that add icy synths and front-and-centre vocals to their already-overwhelming sound.
with a new full-length to play sister to this tasty ten, the new material sees Pinkshinyultrablast go down a more electronic path while experimenting with new sounds and genres, including inspiration from Japanese pop such as Chiemi Manabe and Yellow Magic Orchestra. The spectre of my bloody valentine, lush and Cocteau twins still informs their swoon-worthy noise, but now with added Cluster, Popul Vuh and Terry Riley infusions. this is a brief and massive blast of dream-pop from a band rewriting the rules for the genre.