Pinkshinyultrablast return with their latest 10", almost definitely cementing their position as the best shoegaze band to come out of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Dreamy synths and vocals from vocalist Lyubov, taking notes from forefathers such as My Bloody Valentine and Cocteau Twins. On Club AC30 - limited run of 'rose sunshine' coloured vinyl.
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Now that Pinkshinyultrablast have released a couple of albums it's time for them to do that thing every band does on their third album - break out the synths. Their previous hi-octane shoegaze has been replaced by Jean Michelle Jarre style synths wibbles. The verses are ok (if a bit overly synthy) maybe a bit like Broadcast in an aircraft hanger but there's some strange wibble going on between verses which I totally fail to understand. Luckily vocalist Lyubov saves the day with plenty of Liz Fraser flutterings. The song is in so many parts that I fear Pinkshinyultrablast have just written their 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The good bits are really good but this often wanders like a drunk trying to catch the night bus.
There's three remixes courtesy of Gnoomes, Ice Choir and Tears Run Rings. Ice Choir to their credit try to tidy up and declutter the mess of the original bringing in some much needed focus and clarity. Would have made a stronger A side this one.
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