Pinkshinyultrablast 'Miserable Miracles' LP
Pinkshinyultrablast, Russia’s finest export release their third album Miserable Miracles through premiere shoegaze ambassadors Club AC30 (UK) and Shelflife (USA). With vocalist Lyubov recently moving to LA, the band have been exploring new ways of composing and collaborating. Partnered with a line-up refinement, 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). On Miserable Miracles Lyubov’s delicate vocals soar effortlessly above haunting ambience and ethereal embellishments complimented by driving motoric beats. Singles In The Hanging Gardens and Find Your Saint perfectly showcase the band’s new, more electronic direction while retaining their signature quirkiness with layers of experimentation. Elsewhere on the likes of Dance AM and Triangles retrocentric 80’s production highlights newer synth-pop influences whereas tracks such as Blue Hour and Earth and Elsewhere are blissful synth-wave soundtracks which give the otherwise upbeat album space to breathe. Together the third album from the innovative trio is one that flows effortlessly as a continuous piece of work and reveals that even within a genre so widely explored, there’s still room for modernization amongst those willing to push boundaries.
Catalogue number: AC3015021
Label: Club AC30