Into the Blue (expanded version)

Simon Waldram

Record Details

Released:
2019 / 2021
Genre:
indie rock, slowcore, shoegaze, psych-folk

Record Tracklist

  1. Into the Blue -:-- / 5:06
  2. L’appel du Vide -:-- / 4:43
  3. Life’s Forgotten Dream -:-- / 3:41
  4. Aokigahara -:-- / 3:22
  5. Breaking Waves -:-- / 7:00
  6. Suited & Booted -:-- / 1:55
  7. Into the Blue (reprise) -:-- / 4:24
  8. Floccinaucinihilipilification Blues -:-- / 4:09
  9. City Murmur -:-- / 3:00
  10. Yoko My Kimono -:-- / 2:54
  11. As I Walked Into the Sea -:-- / 2:26
  12. Sea Turtles -:-- / 4:05
  13. Dolphin on the Moon -:-- / 5:23
  14. Fin -:-- / 2:40
  15. Life’s Forgotten Dream (Many Elephants Dark Drone Mix) -:-- / 4:12

The original 2019 digital release had 11 tracks, the CD version included Aokighara to make it 12, and then the 2021 expanded tape version added Into the Blue, Into the Blue (reprise) and Life’s Forgotten Dream (Many Elephants Dark Drone mix) to take it up to 15.

Into the Blue and Into the BLue (reprise) first appeared on a 2020 EP after not being finished in time to go on the original album. Both tracks feature Windy Weber from Windy & Carl on feedback guitar and my friend Linzi Ellen reading part of a Guillaume Apollinaire poem.

Simon: vocals, guitars, keyboards, drum programming
with:
Les Hayden: bass on 1, 5, 7, 8 and 10
Windy Weber: feedback guitar on 1 and 7
Linzi Ellen: spoken word vocals on 1 and 7
David Dhonau: bass on 2 and 6
Fern Wesson: backing vocals on 2
Steven Davies: backing vocals on 2
Emzae: vocals on A3, backing vocals on 6
Matt Constantine: cello on 3 and 14
Peter Yttergren: drums on 5
Anya Portus: organ and percussion on 9
Emma Portus: recorder on 9
Chris Conway: flute and keyboards on 12
Robert Scott: keyboards on 13
Many Elephants: additional instrumentation and production on 15

All songs written by Simon Waldram, except:
Aokigahara – written by Simon Waldram and Acousticmaddie
City Murmur – written by Anya Portus
Sea Turtles – written by Simon Waldram and Chris Conway

Cello parts written by Matt Constantine

Front cover drawing by Fern Wesson
Cassette and j-card design by Jim Tetlow

Mixed by Simon Waldram
Mastered by Alan Holmes
all rights reserved

  1. Life's Forgotten Dream [feat. Emzae] Simon Waldram 3:42
  2. Resenah [feat. Emzae] Simon Waldram 3:03
  3. Inside Out Simon Waldram 3:44
  4. Revolution Summer Simon Waldram 3:06
  5. Aim For Me Simon Waldram 2:38
  6. Colliding Circles Simon Waldram 3:14
  7. Thermal Girl Simon Waldram 3:12
  8. Corte Sus Neumanticos Simon Waldram 2:55