HNR040: PINK SKULL – TAKI CHROME / STRUMMER MAXXX
Imagine Andrew Weatherall producing Pere Ubu. The 7” Pink Skull – Taki Chrome / Strummer Maxx single by Pink Skull released on Höga Nord Rekords give a hint of how such a collaboration would sound. Mid seventies kraut rock á la “Neu 75” meet leftfield and sophisticated punk. The record has an organic warmth to it yet the excessive use of electronics: most instruments on the tracks are synthesizers and drum machines – all Moog, Korg and whatnot.
In the warmth of the Pink Skull-sound you suddenly get a wash of cold, hard rain from all directions. These elements of surprise create edges in the round soundscape and brings chaos to the mix. This is of course all part of Julian Grefes (founder of Pink Skull) plan.
Pink Skull propels you out of the quarantine like a shiny metal free bird released from its rusty cage.