A departure from the mostly country, blues and folk styles of his first album, House On Fire (2009), Goodbye, Waterloo … is a 10-song romp through a world largely built upon the sound of a ’70s Fender Rhodes electric piano.
Strains of funk, jazz, lounge and progressive rock permeate the dense compositions and provide a deep variety of texture that fans have come to expect. Paul classics like “Benjamin” and “Stuntman” are given the full treatment here, as well as new compositions like the soulful “Steal Yr Flame,” the Mazzy Star-influenced “Only Mothers’ Son” and the Tom Waits-on-Xanax-esque torch number “All The Time.”
“… pulses with organ, vibraphone, cello, electric piano, trumpet, upright bass, flute and a host of other instruments …” – Amy Atkins, Boise Weekly
“… seriously high-energy …” – John Pluntze, Sun Valley Online
“Goodbye, Waterloo … has a completely different groove from Paul’s previous release, the largely guitar-based House on Fire. That groove hits home from the very first electric piano notes of the funky leadoff track ‘The Ride at All Times.’ And the funk doesn’t let up.” – Johnny Vinyl, East Oregonian