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TheEliteExtremophile, Odds & Ends

Pinkish Black’s Concept Unification was one of my favorite albums of last year, and on this album they’ve teamed up with experimental jazz act Yells at Eels. The five songs on this record take two main forms. “Meditation”, the title track, and “The Sorrow of Guernica” draw heavily from done and mix in quiet, jazzy textures like marimba, trumpet, and light percussion. “Slow Cascade of Tears” and “Heatstroke Mirage” draw more explicitly from progressive rock and zeuhl: eerie cosmic synthesizers blend seamlessly with jazzy bass and wind instruments to make something which augments both acts’ strengths.