Boomkat Product Review:
Released in 2004, Pink Shark was the first Phthalo release by Italian duo Emiliano Romanelli and Rossano Polidoro. A compelling, structurally erratic glitch album, Pink Shark still sounds adventurous and fresh in 2010 on this digital reissue. This is also a far more rhythmic and immediate album than the drone-based, abstract likes of last year's Monochromes Vol.1, released via the Line label; the squeaks and pops of 'Your Secret DSP' introduce the record with a convulsing slapstick quality, while 'Lesson No. 3' could almost pass for a house or techno record (albeit one made by Oval). Further interesting pieces crop up in the form of 'Ear Guard', 'Untitled 02' and 'Your Sky Is Green', all of which quite beautifully shatter audio into disorganised pieces from which obscure beat patterns arise.