CD review | INDIE ROCK
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, ‘Mature Themes’
The conventional line on Ariel Pink, a Los Angeles musician (born Ariel Rosenberg) who started as a home-recording artist in the spirit of his hero, R. Stevie Moore, is that he has become more accessible, starting with 2010’s “Before Today.” Take that with a grain of salt. Even when Pink is more straightforward, he’s still an oddball who’s miles removed from what his peers are producing. “Mature Themes” is his latest psychedelic tour through the past 60 years of music.