Blaise Pascal – Foreword
Cave Canem, 1994
Acquired: Love Garden Blowout Location, Used, 2009
Oh the shit you can find at the Love Garden Blowout Location. This is the mid-90s indie-rock band fronted by Nicholas Bragg who not only had a song written about him by fellow Vancouverites Cub, but plays guitar in Destroyer, also known as pretty much my favorite band after Guided by Voices. This record isn't really anything special though. But it's nice, you know? It's very distorted, it's got lots of angular riff kind of stuff, a little Slint-y but not as gloomy. I have a sweet spot for Vancouver's music scene, so I had to have this. And a $1 I can't really complain. If this randomly came on some day, I would listen to it and be like “This is kinda good. Diggin' the atmospheric guitars! What is this?”
Now dig on this video of the song about the frontman!