The songs on this album were recorded at home on a 4-track tape machine almost immediately after they were written. Intended to be re-recorded later on for an album release, it turned out I quite liked these rough, direct versions. They certainly reflect the emotional atmosphere in which the songs were written, something I doubt I would have been able to recreate in a proper studio at a later stage. Originally entitled Silent Screams And Stranger Dreams I thought Goodbye Bye Brunnen was a more appropriate and slightly less dramatic title. All songs were written and performed by me, except for Trust In Me, which the Sherman brothers wrote for the Jungle Book movie. Ryan Moore played the bass guitar on EE EE and Club O'Skulls. The album was originally produced by Raymond Steeg, Peter van Vliet and myself. Raymond also took care of the remastering for this release. A lot of work was done by everyone involved to create the sound of this album, something which I'm still very proud of. The original LP was released in April 1997 on my label Seven On A Broom In The Sky in an edition of 200 copies. There wasn’t enough money left to put a decent cover around it, something which has been corrected with this virtual release.
Tracks 1 to 12 were recorded in 1995-1996. Tracks 13 to 15 were recorded in November/December 1996 for the Ceder EP. Track 16 is a previously unreleased demo, which I had forgotten about. It was recorded in 1995. All tracks recorded in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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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