This is an appropriate little collection at an appropriate time - anyone close to me will know the details and anyone else will be able to guess. I wrote the songs between January and June 2011 and recorded them all on one rainy day in July (except for I won't need them which was recorded as a demo a month earlier). The cover was a collaborative effort between me and my sister Louise, who provided some excellent biting and dirt-scraping assistance.
These stark electronic surroundings don't truly fit the mood, though. It's a tender album and it's best delivered live around a makeshift campfire, so try and see through to the more human components of the songs - the morning-after sheets, the crumpled train tickets, the missing mugs. I started recording this as another of my playful explosive-sounding tutti fruttis of overenthusiastic production, but this way is better for now - all songs are acoustic, recorded in one take, accompanying myself with my guitar.
released August 4, 2011
All songs composed, performed, and recorded by Robert Leslie. Cover art by Robert Leslie and Louise Bicker Caarten. Special thanks to David Luca for his advice and support.
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