catalogue

POLLARD, ROBERT

FAULTY SUPERHEROES (FIRE RECORDS)

POLLARD, ROBERT - FAULTY SUPERHEROES 83675
format:
1 CD
release:
29.05.2015
label:
FIRE RECORDS
item ID:
83675
barcode:
0809236134929
Faulty Superheroes has a tossed-off, effortless magnificence that the rash of indie-whatevers trailing in his wake from Bee Thousand to the present constantly strive for, and fail to achieve.

The constant sense of surprise, of wonder, of discovery that you routinely find in superbly-structured instant bomp classics like "Faster The Great" is not something that can be taught, or learned, or imparted, or copied.

Pollard pretty much abandoned the four-track for twenty years now and still gets tagged as "lo-fi," which is a word that makes even less sense now in the days of digital recording than it did then in the days of occasionally tape-hiss smothered coulda-shoulda- been hits.

"Take Me To Yolita" in lesser hands could have been not much more than a bad one-liner stretched to fit a pop song, but Pollard reverse-engineers the titular pun to build a Kinks-like mini-epic that elevates the raw material of the song to transcendent heights.

"She walks to him but that's not him." Damn. And so it goes. Are there bum notes here and there? Recording accidents-on-purpose left in like crushed empty beer cans strewn around the miniature, glimmering pop/ rock/ psych/ prog construction sites left standing in the wake of each of Faulty Superheroes' finished/unfinished songs? You betcha.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. WHAT A MAN
  • 1.2. CASE OF ELIMINATION
  • 1.3. FAULTY SUPERHEROES
  • 1.4. FASTER THE GREAT
  • 1.5. THE REAL WILDERNESS
  • 1.6. PHOTO ENFORCED HUMAN HIGHWAY
  • 1.7. TAKE ME TO YOLITA
  • 1.8. UP AND UP AND UP
  • 1.9. YOU ONLY NEED ONE
  • 1.10. BIZARRO'S LAST QUEST
  • 1.11. MOZART'S THRONE
  • 1.12. PERIKEET VISTA