A whistle-stop tour of some of my earliest recordings*, including songs from my 2004 demo CD, Half-Empty Sunshine Bottle (tracks 6, 7 and 13), something from my first time ever in a studio (track 4) and outtakes from my 2009 debut album Conchology (tracks 2, 10, 12 and 14), as well as a few other random bits and pieces.
*there was stuff before 2003 though. I'd been recording on cassette since the mid-to-late 90s, but those tapes were lost long ago. That's probably for the best really, as it was really formative stuff anyway. Some of the music included here isn't my best either, but I had to get from there to here. It's all part of the journey.
released January 27, 2018
All songs written by Simon Waldram, except "It Wasn't Meant" (lyrics by Jessica Kugelberg)
Simon: vocals, guitars, keyboards, melodica, percussion
M.J. Brown: keyboards and additional guitars on On the Moon
All songs recorded at home by Simon at home, except:
Brushfield Spots - recorded and mixed at Sugarplum Studios (Enmore, NSW) by Col Ganderton
On the Moon - additional recording and mixing by M.J. Brown
Tracks 1 and 9 recorded in 2009
Tracks 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 recorded in 2008
Track 5 recorded in 2005
Tracks 6 and 17 recorded in 2003
Tracks 7 and 8 recorded in 2004
Track 16 recorded in 2007
For Martin. Thank you for getting me started. I never would have gotten anywhere without you. I'll never forget you.
The guitarist's debut for Ba Da Bing is a captivating synthesis of and expansion on all of her recent outings, its avant-pop ditties underscored by personal vulnerability. Bandcamp Album of the Day Oct 15, 2020