13 Tracks which focus very much upon the Singer/Songwriter side of music.
1. Ace Cloned
2. Slow Start
5. She is your Microscope
6. Bold Bright
7. That Cough You Gave Me
8. Contact Approved
10. Modern Life
11. Success Aint What They Teach / Bright Scenic Reprise
12. Navigate (Feat Craig Harris)
13. All Suspense
The album has been released on ‘Tape Cassette’ and also includes material on side B that cannot be found anywhere else. This includes a performance by Stuart of the song ‘Recordeddirecttothiscassette’ which
has been recorded through a boom box cassette recorder to each of the individual 44 tapes in order to make each cassette unique. The song has been recorded 44 times in 44 different locations with various
musicians in attendance for each performance.
The Album is a Result of many various recording sessions on and off the road between 2006 and 2012. Concluded by Craig Harris in 2012. Bringing these songs to Craig was a nerve racking experience for me as I knew the material was in varying states of completion. I knew I would need help to salvage the album and to get it finished; and so when Craig suggested a collaboration that would lead to the song ‘Navigate’. I realised that there was a good connection and level of respect between us both that could work well in the future.
You can listen to the entire album here:
The entire album can be downloaded from £1.
But can also be ordered in the physical format from here (whilst stocks last):
Full Cast of Musicians:
Drums / Keys / Vocals / Guitar / Bamboo Flute / Signals / Glitches / Santoor – Craig Harris
Piano / Fuzz Piano Treatment – James Harrison
Keys / Synth – Dave Smale
Keys / Percussion / Ukulele / Bass – Ollie George
Vocals – Julia Bell
Synth – Chris Hollis
Violin / Viola – Rachel Steadman
Flute – Amy Lazzerini
Mandolin – Joel McDermot
Trumpet – Vicky Flint
Double Bass – Riad Abji
Autoharp – Joe Davin
Vocals – Marcus Harley
Guitar / Vocals / Banjo / Mandolin / Percussion / Glockenspiel – Stuart O’Connor