PAINT

Having first made his mark as a songwriter and guitarist for Los Angeles’ Allah-Las, Pedrum Siadatian has etched out a place of his own with his solo work as PAINT. What started as modest 4-track experiments quickly took on a life of their own as Pedrum began distilling his musical and lyrical inspirations into something both timeless and new. His miniature menagerie of light-psych and proto-punk gems had outgrown their cassette cage and were now ready to be heard. His music has drawn favorable comparisons to Kevin Ayers, Lou Reed and Julian Cope. The production of his newer music has an increased clarity and tonal variety, drawing inspiration from ‘80s/’90s art-rock like The Meat Puppets and The Magnetic Fields. One song is sung in Farsi, a nod to Siadatian’s Iranian heritage. It’s collectively a crate digger’s dream – channeling ‘70s Persian funk melodrama, tropical marimba, even minimalist jazz. Trippy splendor.

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