Insolation

by Simon Waldram

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Car Glass Window & Stuck on a Cloud are different recordings to the ones that appeared on the 2014 23Seconds compilation 'Haven't We Met Before?' "Inside Out" has a different mix and different guitar / vox to the version that appeared on the 2015 EP of the same name.

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released October 1, 2016

All songs written by Simon Waldram, except:

Alone In Berlin (Waldram / Campbell / Coleman / Hughes)
Down at the Beach (Waldram / Scunziano)
En Un Coche (Waldram / Fernandez)
Night Embers (sedate version) (Waldram / Wilmer)

Simon: vocals, guitars, keyboards, drum programming, percussion

With:

David Dhonau: bass on Nebula, En Un Coche, She Thinks You’re an Airport and Lost in the City
Les Hayden: bass on Nebula and Car Glass Window
Kylie Campbell: bass on Alone In Berlin
Frank Coleman: drums on Alone In Berlin
Dan Jircitano: bass on Stuck on a Cloud
Chris Conway: electric piano and tin whistle on Dandelion and Resenah
K: vocals on The Room Overlooking the Park
Julia Fernandez: vocals on En Un Coche
Matt Constantine: cello on Monochrome
Rosey Haze: musical saw on Monochrome
Andrew Skelton: bass on Inside Out
Peter Yttergren: drums on Inside Out
Rich Wilmer: extra guitar on Night Embers (sedate version)

Car sounds on Car Glass Window recorded by Lucia Buffa


All tracks mixed by Simon Waldram, except:
Night Embers (sedate version) - mixed and morphed by Rich Wilmer

Album cover created by Lucia Buffa
Material design by Sarah Hopping; photography by Simon Waldram


Mastered by: phyzi9

With thanks and appreciation to...

Lamonda Brown, Lucia Buffa, Kylie Campbell, Trevor Cobbe, Frank Coleman, Matt Constantine, Chris Conway, Steven Davies, Lisa De’Ville, Linzi Ellen, Emzae, Hiyori HM, Julia Fernandez, Rhiannon Flood, Meagan Bazzano-Griffiths, Dave Hammond, Les Hayden, Rosey Haze, Kevin Hewick, Sarah Hopping, Dan Jirctiano, Tom Kane, Autumn Dawn Leader, Mileena, Steve Oliver, Melanie Page, Anna Purver, Andrew Skelton, Denny Tate, Chris Thornhill, Peter Yttergren, Rich Wilmer, Anda Volley, Stephanie Webb

and...

23Seconds netlabel, Awkwardcore Records, aReW Recordings, the Bluebird Free, the Cannanes, Halaka, Keshco, Pleasure Holiday, the Snot Patties

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Simon Waldram Nottinghamshire

Hello! I am a singer-songwriter and sound explorer from Nottinghamshire in the UK. I make lots of solo records and I'm also in a band called Cake Sloth with my friend Dan J. (from Dirtman / the Snot Patties).

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Track Name: Alone In Berlin
If you have got some information
To spread across the nation
and help your people to be free

Then use all there is at your disposal
But it might be your proposals
Are slow to give them what they need

When there's no way to win
Believe in yourself and don't give in
Just fight however you can
When you're alone in Berlin

Some might think that this is almost worthless
and it only causes more stress
But that's not what I see

The smallest measure of resistance
Can travel a great distance
and change many thing

When there's no way to win
Believe in yourself and don't give in
Just do whatever you can
When you're alone in Berlin
Track Name: Car Glass Window
Sitting in the backseat of my parents car
It's sometime late at night, I don't know where we are
As I look through the window
and watch the world go by

Those lights through glass and rain look like distant moon
And I don't really mind if we don't get home too soon
As cars go by my window
I can almost see the people sat inside

And I look through my window
as the world passes by
I think I'll go to sleep soon
Under a blanket of stars in the sky
Track Name: Stuck on a Cloud
I'm stuck on a cloud
I can't remember how I got here
I think I was standing on a wall
But nothing's clear anymore

It's like a bad dream
that I can't wake up from
I think that someone's beside me
But I can't see them

I'm being held down by something
And there's a shadow in the distance
I can feel a pain in my head
But I don't know if it's real

Please wake me up
Please wake me up
I don't know what's going on

Please wake me up
Please wake me up
I don't know what's going on
Please wake me up

Please wake me up
Please wake me up
I don't know where I am
Please wake me up

Please wake me up
Please wake me up
I don't know what's going on
Please wake me up
Track Name: Down at the Beach
Lyrics by Simon Waldram / John Scunziano

My 9-5 life is okay
But when I need to wash my cares away

I just head down to the beach
As the sun drops out of reach

Life on the shore it feels just right
I walk in the sand in the moonlight

The wind and the waves put me at ease
Down at the beach

I couldn't really ask for me
Than to spend my time down at the shore

Where my mind is so at ease
Yeah, down at the beach

Down at the beach
Track Name: Resenah
Resenah, living in the mountains
Counting days one by one
The sky at night looks so black and empty
Now her children have gone

What was once a room for the family
Now lies dusty and cold
And Resenah puts away the pictures
Of the man she now can't hold
Track Name: En Un Coche
Lyrics by Simon Waldram & Julia Fernandez
lyrics
In a car, from the desert to the city
I feel like I've been awake for days
On the road, from Oaxaca to DF
With a prayer to Mary, and a pistol by my side

...on the road...

The air is heavy
But the city smells like cement
¡Para el carro!
I'm at the end...

...of my road...

Forgive me Father
But you never have been a friend
Gasping, gasping...
Was how I met my end...

...on the road...