Patrick Watson

Adventures in Your Own Backyard

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This is the fourth full-length effort from Patrick Watson, recorded in Montreal after a grueling five-year run that saw Patrick and his band tour the world. While the album’s narrative is entirely based around being at home, the best place to listen is on a journey.

Adventures In Your Own Backyard is a nod to both Watson’s attempt to make a more “personal, humble” record—and to the fact that it was...

Adventures In Your Own Backyard is a nod to both Watson’s attempt to make a more “personal, humble” record—and to the fact that it was recorded almost entirely in his apartment in Montreal. By contrast, both Close to Paradise and especially 2009’s Wooden Arms were recorded over long periods of time, in many different locations around the globe.

As drummer Robbie Kuster explains, “Pat’s studio environment allowed us to be relaxed and feel like we were in an informal space…our own. That really let us dig in to the writing and the arranging.” The result is an album that is still ripe with the touchstones one has come to expect from Patrick Watson and his collaborators, but permeated with a greater sense of patience, and confidence.

Melancholic and joyful, it’s both soft and harsh, but more impressive than any contradiction is the gorgeous use of timbre that takes over from the word go. A wonderfully simple, elegantly performed album that puts the importance of texture into perspective.

Product Details

WAV Files
16-bit/44.1k
MP3 Files
320 kbps
Label
Secret City Records
Release Date
April 17, 2012

Musicians

Patrick Watson
Vocals / Piano / Melotron
Simon Angell / Mishka Stein / Brad Barr
Guitar
Mishka Stein
Bass
Robbie Kuster
Drums / Marimba / Glass Marimba / Steel Drums
Mélanie Bélair / Melanie Vaugeois
Violin
Ligia Paquin / Bojana Milinov
Viola
Annie Gadbois
Cello
David Carbonneau / Benjamin Raymond
Trumpet
Jocelyn Veilleux / Maude Lussier
French horn
Jean-Sébastien Vachon
Bass trombone
Colin Stetson
Flute / Clarinet
Rick Hayworth / Joe Grass
Pedal Steel
Jay Mills
Whistle
Erika Angell
Backup Vocals
Mommies On The Run
Strings

Production Credits

Production
Patrick Watson
Mixing
Rob Heany / Patrick Watson
Mastering
Harris Neuman
Assistant Engineering
Montana Martin Iles / Sylvaine Arnaud

Compositions

Lighthouse
Patrick Watson / Mikhail Stein / Robbie Kuster / Simon Angell
Blackwind
Patrick Watson / Mikhail Stein / Robbie Kuster / Simon Angell / Mélanie Bélair
Step Out for a While
Patrick Watson / Mikhail Stein / Robbie Kuster / Simon Angell
The Quiet Crowd
Patrick Watson / Mikhail Stein / Robbie Kuster / Simon Angell / Louis Philippe Nagy
Into Giants
Patrick Watson / Mikhail Stein / Robbie Kuster / Simon Angell / Brad Barr
Morning Sheets
Patrick Watson / Mikhail Stein / Robbie Kuster / Simon Angell
Words in the Fire
Patrick Watson / Mikhail Stein / Robbie Kuster / Simon Angell
The Things You Do
Patrick Watson / Mikhail Stein
Strange Crooked Road
Patrick Watson / Mikhail Stein / Robbie Kuster / Simon Angell
Noisy Sunday
Patrick Watson / Mikhail Stein / Robbie Kuster
Adventures in Your Own Backyard
Patrick Watson / Mikhail Stein / Robbie Kuster / Simon Angell
Swimming Pools
Patrick Watson / Mikhail Stein / Robbie Kuster
The Things We Do
Patrick Watson / Mikhail Stein / Robbie Kuster / Simon Angell