Tuesday, November 08, 2005
After the break up of Q And Not U, frontman Christopher Paul Richards drove up to Ottawa to record a bunch of songs with his buddy Tim Hecker. The result is a solo project dubbed Ris Paul Ric and the album "Purple Blaze" (available now through Academy Fight Song). The songs are mostly stripped down acoustic fare, but there are still hints of Q And Not U within the quiet melodies. "Run Up Wild on Me" sounds like something that could have been on Q And Not U's last album, with the Prince-esque falsetto vocals and pulsing rhythm. I kind of wish I could hear what some of this stuff would sound like with a full band, although the intimacy of the solo recordings have a distinct charm to them as well.