please excuse the Radiohead comparisons but they seem appropriate...
Songs from the Edge of the Fading Ocean (2012)
was my OK Computer -
monumental in every sense. I needed to break away from that, the
result was Futures (2013),
very much my Kid A - literally
the antithesis to the previous album.
The approach for Futures
worked so well - the bringing together of fragments into a greater
whole (used again much more recently on Timely Interventions(2019)) that I adopted it
again for All The People I've Ever
Known, which was based on a very memorable dream.
It became my Amnesiac - just
not as good as what preceded it.
Somehow it didn't quite get finished and I had plenty of other stuff on
the go. A CD found its way into my car and I have listened to it
many times since, and also grown to like it a lot - except for one
thing: it was way too long.
The song Aeons joined the
similarly time themed tracks on Time
and an instrumental, Yeah,
featuring a creaky gate and the tidal organ at Blackpool was dropped.
After five years I have tidied it up a bit, but what remains is
basically the whole album minus the two above-mentioned tracks.
Instruments featured include Casio 202, Korg MS20, Casio
HT6000, Studiologic Sledge.