The Late B.P. Helium
A five-track EP on Orange Twin Records from sometime Great
Laker Bryan Poole a.k.a. The Late
B.P. Helium. The Weeping Soul is a lipsmacking
mash of frothy melodies and darker lyrics, propelled by great chunks
of piano bashing, horns and handclaps. It’s a well-read pop
song, with a fantastic fuselage of brilliant ideas holding it together.
Cuban Sunrise (The Lost Side of Dawn) is a salsified instrumental
while Song for Marie is a smorgasbord of sound: bells,
banjo, pedal steel and strings accompany a sweet-natured vocal.
I Won’t Break to You is the EP’s epic: slow
and wistful, with immense string sounds delivering a long and mournful
train whistle of a song. The whole is rounded off with a cover of
George Harrison’s Don’t Let Me
Wait Too Long. We wait so long for intelligent pop to come
calling and then you’re inundated by great records and bands
but don’t let this one slip away.
Review by Ged M