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Nocturnal Implications (Remastered)

by Elegant Simplicity

Propinquity 05:21


This is the second album and features 6 songs recorded around September 1992. As all the songs were recorded at the same time, with the same instruments, the sound palette is a bit more consistent than the previous album and so is a lot more balanced as a result. Again, it was all recorded using a Tascam Porta One 4 track cassette recorder - lots of overdubs and one-take recording.

The songs are generally longer than the previous album, with two very long tracks indeed. See if you can spot where the title track ended up - somewhat reworked!

The electric guitar sounds great across all the songs, which I am pleasantly surprised by, given it was a mic'd up Fender Twin - just one mic in my bedroom! The acoustic guitar intro to "The Captured Dream" was better in my head than how it turned out. I really wanted it to be a mandolin but I didn't have one!

Despite the production shortcomings, I think it sounds pretty good, though the drums are too low in the mix and there is not a lot of dynamic range. This is to be expected, of course.

For this remaster, I simply tightened up what bottom end there was, added some high end where there wasn't any and cleaned up any surface noise where it was possible to do so without too many artefacts . . . and here we are.

I think the songs are pretty decent and I really like a lot of the guitar work - and there's lots of it!!!! Man, I used to play the hell out of the thing.

And there is also a bonus track. "All I've Ever Seen" was always intended for the release but I couldn't get past the guitar solo in it. I simply could not make anything work so I fell on the old blues scale standby (you hardly ever hear me playing a blue scale!). So the solo is a bit manic and noisy and is fraught with errors. But the rest of the song is good, so I thought I should let it see the light of day again.

Like "Improper Advances", please listen before you buy. It's a long way from perfect, but it's not too bad at all.

Again, 100 copies pressed on cassette and if you have one, drop me a line and claim your free upgrade!


released June 26, 2020

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

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

Remastered 13th June 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!

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