The Late B.P. Helium has
emerged a skillful songwriter as Kumquat Mae is
jaunty…comparable to the Kinks, Village
Green Preservation Society. Overall, references
can also be drawn to the vocal styling of Robyn Hitchcock.
"I Won't Break" floats in sadness, and is woven with
intimate cello lines… more like Pink Floyd.
The lyrics are reminiscent of the Beatles with
radio hits like "Don't Let Me Wait Too Long".
With a variety players moving in and out of the lineup, The
Late B.P. Helium, operates like a jazz combo at times.
This is intentional. Bringing different multi-instrumentalists
together where players can move from instrument to instrument
to help create a broader palette for the songs. B.P. has said,
"I'd love to be in a band with all drummers!"
On this E.P., B.P. has enlisted the talents of Ben Crum from the Great
Lakes, Jason NeSmith (aka Casper Fandango) and Eric
Harris (former stickman for the Olivia Tremor Control)
to supply the nucleus. "These guys had never played together
before and that brought a bit of creative excitement to the
sessions," says B.P. NeSmith manned the controls for the
sessions that were recorded at Of Montreal's
in-house studio, Hat Hare, as well at NeSmith's own Bel Air
And this E.P. is just a taste of what is served up on The
Late B.P. Helium's full length release "Amok" also on Orange Twin!