Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Paperplain - 11:30 (7", Too Pure)
Paperplain is the alias for analogue-loving 18-year old, Helen Louise Page. She records songs on an old 8-track in her bedroom (everyone seems to be doing that these days), two of which were released by Too Pure as a single.
"11:30" is an incredibly intimate & gentle track. Helen has one of those voices that feels like she's singing to you personally, and she employs the eight-track to great effect. Her hushed tones and raw talent, hidden behind the hiss and clicks, results in endearingly honest music.
"Spin Wheel" on the B-side is more of the fragile vocals accompanied by simple acoustic guitar. Helen may only be starting out, but this is quite the debut. The single was mastered at Abbey Road, and has the following etched into the runout grooves:
Side A: "IT WILL BE OKAY"
Side B: "SPIN WHEEL; YOU'RE LIT!"