Additional personnel includes: Mozez, Sophie Barker, Sia Furler, Philani Mothers (vocals); Phil Thornally (guitar, bass); Dedi Madden, Allan Simpson (guitar); Sally Herbert (violin); The Brilliant Strings (strings); Simon Elms (trumpet); Max Beesley (Fender Rhodes piano); Pete Trotman (bass); Jeremy Stacey (drums); Jenny Arrel (percussion).
Personnel: Sophie Barker (vocals); Phil Thornalley, Alan Simpson (guitar); Jeremy Stacey (violin, drums); Sally Herbert (violin); Brilliant Strings (strings); David Litman (flute); Simon Elms, Graeme Stewart (trumpet); Maxton G. Beesley, Jr. (Fender Rhodes piano); Miggy Barradas (drums); Jenny Arrel, Oli Savill (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Demus.
Audio Remixer: Zero 7.
Recording information: Shabang Studios.
The musical careers of former studio engineers Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker were given a boost by old college chum and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich when he let them remix OK COMPUTER's "Climbing Up the Walls." The resulting product led to greater things, including a full-length album, 2001's SIMPLE THINGS, which revealed the duo's fondness for atmospheric soul-jazz, languid film score-influenced compositions, and urbane electronica.
Rolling Stone (12/13/01, p.152) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...More like jazz on acid than acid jazz, SIMPLE THINGS can be hallucinatory yet eminently listenable..."
Alternative Press (2/02, p.82) - 9 out of 10 - "...A creamy continuum of dreamadelic soul for the post-club generation..."