Written and recorded between 2009 and October 2011 this is a collection of songs that came together on the way to finishing The Hollow. Some simply fell by the wayside due to collaborations being thwarted, or simply overlooked for different ideas.
Some formed the basis for better realised ideas but this is where certain methods or techniques were first tried and explored. Like the fairly Vangelis inspired 1000 Lost Letters which was part of a couple of improvisations, the second of which became the harp piece The Hollow.
All I Do was an experiment with recording the awful drum kit that was used for the entire of The Hollow. Particularly in this case to experiment with sounds for Through A Window.
A track like Repeat was simply the outlet of frustration and energy during the non-writing, mix and production period - a throwaway, an hour spent with all the instruments out, multi-tracking everything in one session as an improvisation.
They might not have the polish or have been edited quite as severely as the tracks that appeared on the album but they are ones that still were worth sharing and in some ways are maybe a little more honest for being a bit less finished.
released 03 December 2012
All songs written by A. Scrimshire except track 3 written by A. Scrimshire and I.Aker, track 5 written by Sun Ra and track 4 written by Stevie Wonder.
All instruments played by A. Scrimshire
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