St. Petersburg, Russia-based shoegazers, Pinkshinyultrablast, explode with a debut that is anything but derivative.
Everything Else Matters craftily blends My Bloody Valentine’s wall of sound withLush’s most atmospheric moments. Effects-laden guitars and keyboards create sonic arcs for ethereal vocals to float in a gentle current propelled by a virtuosic rhythm section. The songs burst and implode within mind-boggling song structures that allow the tracks to grow organically rather than merely show off talent. Shades of krautrock appear in pulsing passages and celestial electronics, further adding to their unpredictable nature. It’s the feeling of blasting into hyperspace while on a heavy dose of barbiturates.
Simultaneously light as a feather and heavy as dark matter, Pinkshinyultrablast have brazenly created an album that few artists can make the first time around. This is a band to watch in the future, folks, so keep your radar open.