Circles Round My Mind
Symphosomatic is the brain-child of Ontario native Adam Bernstein. Having spent time as a drummer for a number of years touring and recording he was often drawn to his guitar for true satisfaction. While always enjoying his time as a drummer his passion for playing guitar and singing his own songs became greater over time. Inspired by the likes of Jeff Buckley, Wilco, Radiohead, and others, writing soon became more of a passion than beats and thus began the genesis of Symphosomatic. Adam spent 2001 through 2005 living in Seattle, Washington only to have returned to Toronto in July of 2005. It was in Seattle that Adam met Joel Bell who would go on to produce the now released EP, "Circles Round My Mind." Adam claims that Joel's contribution was invaluable. Not only did he assume the majority of the production duties he also played some guitar, keyboards, percussion, and sang backup vocals. After Joel had agreed to work on the EP Adam turned to finding a rhythm section to round out the project. In stepped Devin Lowe (bass guitar) and Sky Christopher (drums). Devin and Sky have a background in jazz which Adam felt would compliment his emotional pop songs well. The foursome was joined on two tracks by pedal steel player Brian Wetzstein, whose skillfully airy playing added that something extra Adam was looking for. Recording was done at Electrokitty in Seattle and was engineered by owner Gary Reynolds. Mastering was completed at Abbey Road Studios in London, England by Chris Blair who skillfully added the final touches to the record.