Honest Blundering

by Mister Fusty

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I'd always wanted to release an album. It's one of things you dream of as a kid.
For years I'd had melodies and sounds in my head but no real method of getting them out into the world. Sure, I strummed along on an acoustic guitar but until I got my first computer nothing was ever recorded. Gradually software began to get more sophisticated allowing any old budding musician to record at home. So I messed around, creating an awful lot of bits and pieces, scraps of ideas until they started to sound a little better, a little more 'proper'. People told me it sounded quite good ("really?"). The internet helped bedroom composers like me throw their music to the world with comparitive ease. Finally I could do what I'd always wanted to do - release an album that people could actually buy and/or listen to anywhere in the world.
"Honest Blundering" is my first attempt at music making. The title comes from a legal case where someone in debt was judged to be 'honest blundering', i.e. not deliberately meaning to screw-up, they just didn't know what they were doing. I thought it would be an apt title for my first attempt at an album.
At this early stage vocals weren't even considered an option, this was to be a strictly instrumental affair. My idea was to create pop songs where the melodies, instead of being sung, where carried musically with what ever sound I could get out of the machine. Listening back now, even though it was only 3 years ago, it sounds quite lo-fi but I like to think that adds to it's charm! There's some definite High Llamas influences there and some attempts at some Brian Wilson-esque chord changes, and even though it still sounds very home-made I'm still proud of it.

- Rob Gibson August '09

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released November 1, 2006

Written & Produced by Rob Gibson at Monkseaton Studios, Whitley Bay, England in 2006.

For Andrea.

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Mister Fusty Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Mister Fusty is the musical pseudonym of Rob Gibson, who is based in Newcastle, UK. Rob started making music in his home studio in 2006 and has been releasing a steady stream of albums and EPs since. His style varies between electronic instrumentals and guitar-based vocal lo-fi indie pop. ... more

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