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.
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A very brief (30 minute) blast from the past that shows how skilled the Dots were at early tape editing, the first half is better due to the original versions of "God Speed" and "The Blessing." And "Pay to Be Alone" somehow anticipates the Dots' future. Apparently this was mastered too slow on the 2003 BLRR release. Who knew? It seems so obvious now. RTW