The earliest solo recordings I made date from the mid 80’s and perhaps are best left in the archive. However, in August 1989 I started making more serious 2- and 4-track recordings, which were slightly more sophisticated than my earlier efforts. About two years later I had amassed enough material for an actual release. These were still the years of home-taping and home-cottage industries, and much to my delight the French label Sounds for Consciousness Rape, whom I had contacted, were willing to release a cassette of my songs. It was a dream come true! In the Summer of 1991 The Garden of Perpetual Dreams saw the light. As name for my solo recordings I had chosen Brunnen, which is German for wells, my way of indicating the music came from the depth of the soul. It sounded arty plus I love the German language, so two strokes in one. Two editions of the cassette were made; one for girls (a box featuring the tape and some assorted toys for girls) and one for boys (with toys for boys). I seem to recall around 45 were made of each edition. They looked amazing and I was very proud of my first ever solo release. They sold out pretty quickly and marked the start of a most satisfying recording career. The original tape was remastered by Raymond Steeg in January 1999. A discreet sign of passing is a very early version of Long Stones And Circles, the Beequeen track.
All tracks recorded August 1989 – August 1990. Original end mix 3 August 1990.
Tracks 2, 4 and 9 feature Frans de Waard (samples) and are de facto early Beequeen recordings. Track 12 features Edward Ka-Spel (keyboards). Tracks 13 to 16 are bonus tracks dating back to the late 80’s.
released February 25, 2013
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