Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
|This is the latest batch of developmental tunes from Big B! More variety and some interesting ideas reinforce his need to be in a band.|
Picks: Claws, This Is The Big B, Innocent Heart, The Chute, Kettleman City, A Nutty Moment, The Man From Sonora
Track by Track Review
Long howling feedback darkens the skies, processed through echo. The textures are like Fever Tree gone bonkers. It's a twisted psycho workout, like something from a late sixties psychedelic film.
"This Is The Big B" is reverby and unlike anything Brian Pool has done before. It's kinda melodic and a little dissonant, like a nightmare about the surf. Its uncomfortable structure and clean guitar make it stand out.
Surf Romance (Instrumental)
"Innocent Heart" is a developmental piece with a slightly sad melody line dripping future prettiness over slightly ominous chords. I wonder if Big B is lamenting lost innocence here?
Nifty psycho guitar tone and inverted prettiness hail the sadness of distortion for a brief moment. Quite interesting.
Near Surf (Instrumental)
"Kettleman City" is short and approaches surf from time to time, all the while being out of body. An unusual structure.
A Nutty Moment
A jazz inversion is experienced in a noodly dribble of notes and chords. Not sure what the point is, lest to live up to the title.
"The Man From Sonora" is a very pretty acoustic guitar piece, with a sad and delicate melody and chord structure. The sense of forlorned emotions is crystalline.