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Improper Advances (Remastered)

by Elegant Simplicity



This was the first Elegant Simplicity album. It is made up of songs recorded between 1990 and 1992 using all kinds of instruments and devices. Recorded on 4 track cassette, it is very lo-fi and inconsistent in tone as a result. Some songs sound better than others, depending on when they were recorded and what gear I had at the time!

The only constants were my guitars/amps/mics and recording machine. I actually recorded a whopping 152 songs on that machine (a Tascam Porta One), of which around 40 were ever released. There's gold in them thar hills, for sure! Looking at the session logs, I was writing and recording a new song every 1-2 days.

This 2020 remaster was quite tricky, sonically, but it doesn't sound too bad, really, given the source material. I'm proud of the songs (yes, over-indulgent with mistakes every now and again) but that is the price of being ambitious.

My advice is to listen to it first. It does have a certain charm and you can clearly see the heights I was trying to reach. The next album, Nocturnal Implications, is more consistent as everything was recorded within the same two week period!

Only 100 copies of the cassette album were pressed. If you have one, drop me a line to claim a free upgrade!


released June 5, 2020

©1992 All music composed, arranged, performed, and produced by Steven M. McCabe.

Songs originally recorded between 1990 and 1992 on Tascam Porta One 4 track recorder!

Remastered 30th May 2020


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Elegant Simplicity

ELEGANT SIMPLICITY is a Rock Band from the UK. That is all you need to know.

But! If you like eclectic rock that mixes elements of classic progressive rock, underground, folk, fusion, and all points in between, we might just be the band for you!

"Be yourself, everyone else is taken"
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