We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Inside the Hurting (Remastered)

by Elegant Simplicity

Symbolism 04:42


Welcome to our 4th album Inside the Hurting. I will say right now that this will polarize! This is quite an oddity in the discography for a variety of reasons. Firstly, it is one of only 2 albums where everything is entirely digital: there are no acoustic instruments at all. Everything is played using the legendary Korg 01W/FD. Anything that even remotely sounds like a guitar was played with a MIDI guitar.

The MIDI guitar, in fact, was the sole reason for this album as I wondered if I could write and record something using just the two instruments. The whole thing was written, recorded mixed and mastered in the space of seven days, completed 10th December 1993. At that time I had a DAT machine, so everything was mixed to a stereo pair using the keyboards sequencer and recorded straight to digital tape. As a result, the recording quality is light years ahead of the stuff recorded onto cassette.

And what of the songs? Well, if you approach with an open mind I think you might like them or at least appreciate them as an example of what one man could do with one keyboard and a MIDI guitar in 7 days! I'm rather fond of it and it has the added bonus of being relatively short!

I had 100 copies pressed on cassette (in two batches) and if you have one (or the first CD), drop me a line and claim your free upgrade!


released August 28, 2020

Steven McCabe: Synth, MIDI Guitar, Programming, all Compositions, Arrangements and Production. And artwork!

Songs written, arranged and recorded between 4th and 10th December 1993 and released onto cassette January 1994. See website for full release history.

All songs recorded using a Korg 01/Wfd, Tascam DA-20 DAT machine and an MG-510 MIDI Guitar.


all rights reserved



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"
... more

contact / help

Contact Elegant Simplicity

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Elegant Simplicity recommends:

If you like Elegant Simplicity, you may also like: