INK :: "Ink Goes On"

An exercise in layering, INK's "Ink Goes On" is a whirling bit of cutesy pop. The methodology is pretty clear, hooks spinning in infinity, loops of backing vocals, and a chorus that turns in on itself; the circle is bit twisted, but, ultimately everything comes back around. The arrangement recalls some of the work of Merrill Garbus, though INK draws far less on anything exotic running south, instead favoring a sort of controlled cacophony of chimes and hiccuping arrangement accents. "Ink Goes On" is meant to both transcend itself and end up exactly where it started, the pulsing and ethereal backing vocals that begin the song are also at its end, a fading in and fading out of perfect geometry.

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