Through the Walls
- Soldiers of a Kind
- The Love Troll
- Body Down
- Crystal Blue
- Mind Games
- Maybe Rainfall
LP / CD / Digital
Remastered Release: April 2013 (Analog Sea)
Original Release: December 1999 (Skyscpape)
Through the Walls, originally released in 1999 by Skyscape Records, has developed a niche following in the states as well as in the UK and Europe. Jon recorded the album during a six week spell of complete solitude, using old analog gear and without the help of comptuers or samplers. [Read more] [Read less]
Through the Walls starts out like a movie, with sounds of a person coming home from a days work, fixing a drink, starting up a record, and relaxing in a favorite chair. The disk ends with the rumbling sounds of the sea. What lies in-between is a surreal journey through Jon’s creative mind. In this record, Jon fuses sparse and sometimes melancholic folk guitar structures lush orchestrations and dreamlike harmonies.
In March of 2013, one of Europe's finest mastering engineers, Tim Young (Metropolis, London), painstakingly remastered the record from the original analog mix tapes. The remastered album enables Analog Sea to release audiophile quality, 180g vinyl pressings, along with high-resolution downloads, and CD.
All songs written, performed, and recorded by Jon Simons during a six week spell of isolation.
Recorded on an analog, 8-track, reel-to-reel recorder without the use of computers or samplers.
Mixed by Mark Hallman at Congress House, Austin (1999).
Remastered from the original analog tapes by Tim Young at Metropolis, London (2013).
Photography by Julia Robinson. Design by Jon Simons and Brook Sefton.