Hide Away ~ Fluid Imbibers
Hoffman, amateur musician, father of six and husband of one, records in his
subterranean studio (Aardvark Lounge) under the name of Fluid Imbibers, the name
for what was once a recording duo but has now atrophied down to just himself and
whatever imaginary friends are hanging around that day. Due to Facebook he is
now comfortable with writing about himself in the third person and chose "Hide
Away" because it's one of the many lonely songs he used to help him learn to
play the accordion, an instrument once used by the Pied-Piper's cousin Leroy to
clear all the rats from a local coffee house.
Originally I was going to take the song much bigger, keeping true to my usual "everything including a double kitchen sink" method which helps me hide my slopping technique behind mountains of sound. However after putting down a bevy of distorted and flanged and wah-wah guitars and transcribing the cello solo to be played by an ocarina band of thousands a rare thing happened: good taste prevailed. Since I have been playing this song for a decade with just one accordion and one set of vocal cords this trumped up version sounded, er, trumped up. It's a vulnerable song so I decided to strip it back to the bare minimum.
|click here to download Hide Away - Fluid Imbibers|
|click here to download the original Adam Again - Hide Away|
from the album "Homeboys"
(Adam Again / Steve Hindalong)
Do you hide away because I just won't
Summer is Winter
What is this?
© adam again / steve hindalong 1990 chenka chenka music ASCAP