my formative musical years were spent playing guitar in the post rock style... pretty and heavy. while bands rose and collapsed i was also making ambient experimental music on a digital 4 track, collecting gear, thinking, pacing, working in the public service, sleeping poorly and falling in love.
in 2005 i started recording demos for a band i was trying to form with some friends. the songs took shape but the band didn't, and those demos became the music of aheadphonehome.
also in 2005, stella and i leased an ex tyre factory and converted it into the beautiful studio you see on the album cover. i bunkered down there throughout 2006 with my computer.. surrounded by guitars, a fuzzy old organ, synthesisers, drum machines, the quiet night, old radios and tape decks, and a bunch of op shop records that ranged from the timeless tropical sounds of "songs of hawaii" to the cleverly titled "learn french in record time". friends dropped by to contribute parts and advice. we worked hard and drank too much.
the album that emerged from this era is called "in the static". it's a very personal ode to ideas of home, impossible quests for perfection, time's relentless charge, love, insomnia and dreams of how things might be.
2007 has seen the advent of the aheadphonehome live show: a wall of laptop and guitar which could be coming to a town near you any day. though it's more likely to be located at hangar, a venue we are running from the studio this year.
in the static is the second release from the lofly label, following restream's 2006 release "loopsforstereogram" also available on cd baby.