Try to stop the Fading Captain. Just try. Sandwiched between two “official” solo albums, Psycho And The Birds is a “sort-of” solo album and yet another point of light in Robert Pollard’s rapidly expanding, post-Guided By Voices universe. Though it was recorded spontaneously, All that is Holy is no mere collection of throw aways. These tunes might emerge again someday.Pollard recently pulled out the old boom box to lay down some ideas and quickly discovered — surprise! — he had enough material for a complete album. The tracks were then handed over to studio-whiz Todd Tobias, who proves again why he’s Pollard’s producer for life. Adding instrumentation to complement the raw recordings, Tobias beautifully weaves and twists harmonies around Pollard’s guitar and vocals. The result is an album heavy on the four Ps: pop, punk, prog and psych.Pollard’s gift for writing bigtime hooks and the fact that he created these gems “on the spot” is astounding.