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Brian Pool - 2020dotdotdot
artworkThis 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


Claws dotdotdot
Psychedelic (Instrumental)

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 dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"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.

Innocent Heart dotdotdot
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?

The Chute dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Nifty psycho guitar tone and inverted prettiness hail the sadness of distortion for a brief moment. Quite interesting.

Kettleman City dotdotdot
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 dotdot
Jazz (Instrumental)

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 dotdotdot
Acoustic (Instrumental)

"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.