You'd never know it from listening to Simply Saucer's thrash and drone blasts, but the songwriting of Saucer commander Edgar Breau was evidently influenced as much by the outsider folk sorcery of Robbie Basho as by Lou Reed. It only follows that Breau's long-overdue solo debut would come off like some lost Takoma label artifact, complete with weird guitar tunings, unsettling off-key warbling and head-scratching flights of cryptic lyrical fancy. It doesn't rock, but at least it's intriguing. The Hamilton hoser needs to work on the whole mystique thing, though - some fur-trimmed robes and maybe a little gold face paint would be a good start.
Edgar Breau plays Mitzi's Sister tonight (Thursday, November 4) .