"There will be nothing to mine or sift through. It’s the last thing I have to do — just settling on words without having to think about them and be so cerebral about everything. It’s a work in progress but the point is that artists are stupid and they don’t care about money or business so that’s why these big companies get into business with them. We have to figure out how to not kill each other as a human race. STEREOGUM: Do you like that process or do you find it distracting from making your own music? Get paid to travel. Perhaps most importantly, Pink took his recording process back to the bedroom, the wellspring of his creative past life. In early days, like 2004, I happened to respond to certain requests for Ariel Pink, and then all of a sudden the shows were being billed as Ariel Pink. “On the giant projection screen of the future, I feel it all really doesn’t even amount to shit," he said, sitting across from me in a ratty Rolling Stones t-shirt. We’re all kids when we work in offices too but we’re just a little bit more disciplined. I’m not a prophet or anything like that. However, I’m not completely post-modern but I am kinda. One is like, you’re part of a small piece in a bigger machine; you don’t have as much personalized care and attention. Since my doing stuff on my own – I’d recorded all those other solo things that didn’t really…you’d think they’d be knocking down my door. The world moves on a lot quicker now,” Pink said, adding, with self-effacing awareness, “There’s no lingering stink from my misogynist days.”. There was, it seemed, some blockage in Pink’s life. From the Beach Boys-tinged “Round and Round” to the wistful, faraway vocals of “Another Weekend” to the percussive stylings and slurred lyrics of “Innageko” clearly masterminded by a single brain cell at four in the morning, Pink’s music blazes a neon trail through the mind’s dark recesses. “First, is there anything I should know about?”. Let me think about that. ARIEL PINK: They’re closer to being in the spirit of the thing. That doesn’t happen in this day and age. Advance tracks from his new record, “Pom Pom,” which came out yesterday on 4AD, have been well received, as have his live shows, two ingenious Grant Singer-directed music videos and a visit to Staten Island’s pint-size PS22 Chorus. "I'm not that clued into it.". Born in LA, Ariel Rosenberg (his given name) spent most of his early career going unnoticed until psych-group Animal Collective discovered him, and the rest is history. Do you think it’s tied into the way we’ve used and abused our planet in a way? Some people might think of me as a baby sister, though. And so my attitude hasn’t changed all that much since I was a kid. It’s like a primal therapy session, an interrogation that never ends. He might not be very appealing but why is everyone treating him as if he’s the one who bombed Iraq or something? 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