On the heels of their groundbreaking Mint debut Brigadoon, P:ano,Vancouver's brilliant, young quartet of perfect pop practitioners takes a hard left in creating their followup "mini-album" Ghost Pirates Without Heads. With its lush, layered and complex production and varied, unconventional instrumentation Brigadoon garnered repeated (and well justified, we think) comparisons to Brian Wilson's recently-released opus Smile. Never ones to be stuck in a rut, (even a magnificent rut) the gang returned to Hive Studios one morning armed only with a ukelele, accordion, bass clarinet & a box of percussion instruments and recorded & mixed these 11 stripped-down, near-perfect pop nuggets in time to be home for supper.
While the recordings are technically very different, what you'll notice right away are the beautiful harmonies, the clever arrangements and plenty of the wry, quirky wit that you so loved from Brigadoon as well as their previous releases When it's Dark and its Summer and The Den.
Perfect, quirky, Bacharach-like, lovely, melancholy, poignant, joyful? these are but a few of the most oft-used adjectives reviewers brought to bear in describing Brigadoon and we think you'll find they fully apply here, too.
Some press for Ghost Pirates Without Heads:
"Look out Decemberists, P:ano have your library card and apparently your number." - Scram Journal
"A truly affecting combination, the way they take us on imaginary journeys while capturing the feeling of sitting at home with nothing to do, wishing you had more friends." Erasing Clouds