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Think you've heard enough Ariel Pink? Well, our favorite omnivorous media junkie from LA still has a few tricks left up his sleeve… like the left-of-center House Arrest. Sure The Doldrums and Worn Copy had some hits and humdingers on them, but House Arrest never lets up. It's hit after hit after hit. Sorta like if you listened to your friend's boom box mix tape from Top 40 radio around 1985. Some people might think that sounds like a recipe for disaster. We say bring on the Doritos.

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"It's a magical mess that sounds trebly and harsh, a quality to which you quickly become accustomed: like an AM radio tuned to a station dedicated to solid gold classics from a parallel universe." --Uncut

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Hardcore Pops Are Fun
  2. Interesting Results
  3. West Coast Calamities
  4. Flying Circles
  5. Gettin' High In the Morning
  6. Helen
  7. Every Night I Die At Miyagis
  8. House Arrest
  9. Alisa
  10. Almost Waiting


Product Details

  • Vinyl (March 8, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Paw Tracks
  • ASIN: B000CCZRMM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,311 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By J. Patterson on October 21, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Ariel Pink recorded this record by himself. The songs are his vision of what good music is. There is a decidedly 60's feel to the record. He recorded this record using a home 8-track tape machine. But to fans of uninhibited artistic expression (in bands such as early Pink Floyd/Syd solo and early Velvet Underground), this record will sound like a breath of fresh air in today's environment. This is not to say the music is uninteresting, or too low-fi to really get into. The soundscapes that Ariel creates are quite remarkable and unique. The songs vary from quirky pop and heartfelt soul to stoner rock and experimental noise control. Check out "Helen" or "West Coast Calamities" to get a quick taste of the world of Ariel Pink.
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Format: Audio CD
Brilliant. Odd. Approachable. Aloof.

This one has it all!

This was the first Ariel Pink album that I heard, and I fell instantly in love with the music At first I thought that it was some bizarre Brian Eno side-project from the early/mid-1970s that I somehow had missed.

Nope!

'House Arrest' on the one hand pays homage to retro and low-fi esthetics, but on the other hand is new with fresh(albeit odd) lyrics and song stylings. This album is NOT an attempt to cash-in or ape the low-fi fad nor is it a simple copy of the 1970s sound. This album is a UNIQUE experience from a rather talented musician.

THAT said, be aware of what you are getting into! This is not for shallow pop sensibilities nor is it for joke/comedy music collectors.
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By alex ar on January 20, 2011
Format: Audio CD
There is no tastier music than that of Ariel Pink and for me this album is the tastiest. His psychedelic pop audio streams flow out of my speakers and bounce around the room enriching my life and the lives of those around me. His songs are untainted by anyone elses input in nearly every aspect allowing for complete self-indulgence and it is oh so good. I recommend listening to this one from start to finish (Worn Copy as well, but that's another story) because no sonic journey is shinier and more impactful than that of House Arrest in it's entirety.

I bid you good day.
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It astonishes me that I've only owned this album for two months. The melodies are so infectious I feel as though I known them most of my life. And, despite their intentionally lo-fi production (damaged/muffled sound) and sometimes schizoid arrangments, these songs are genuinely good and often moving. This album is the perfect gateway to the bizarre and brilliant sonic realm of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti.
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