“Beautiful music… very honest and pure” (Peter Broderick)
"Relaxing, romantic and calming" (Editor, Adelaide Hills Magazine).
"Inspired by an old house in the Adelaide Hills and the arrival of a new born, 'Laurel Road' is a celebration. Instrumental tracks: 'Watta', 'Sunday Morning in Spring', 'Rain on Laurel Road' and 'Painting under Canopy' conjure expansive landscapes, describe atmosphere and light or simply hang in the air, suspended. The vocal tracks: 'Richer', 'You Find Me Out', 'Matilda's Waltz', 'Magnolia' and 'Making the Bed' celebrate the routine beauty and coolness in domestic minutiae and the responsibilities of bringing new life. Overall, 'Laurel Road' represents a flash point in artistic resolve. Each song simply arriving in the honest surrounds of a family home, a puzzle taking shape" (Rod Smith, Firekites)
released February 19, 2010
Written and produced by Joshua Spier.
Recorded live by Darren Thompson in the lounge room, at home, on Laurel Road, Stirling, South Australia (except tracks 2, 5 & 9 recorded by Brett Taylor at Mixmasters).
Mixed and mastered by Darren Thompson.
Piano, vocals, organ and keyboards: Joshua Spier
Double bass: Tim Moore
Percussion: Timothy Wilsdon
Design: Nicole Dunkley
Dedicated to Archie Spier, and to all my Laurel Rd housemates - Christy Spier, Matilda Spier, Tim, Olivia, Lynda, Simone, Rebecca and Sharon