Time’s All Gone
The whirlwind long player cut after the break out success of his first, self-released single “Some Place”. Time’s All Gone debuted a sound and an atmosphere all its own - A ragged and exciting synthesis born out of San Francisco’s late ‘00s night life and 45 RPM culture. Once described as sounding like a house party just as it shifts toward oblivion. Featuring tracks like “Say I Wanna Know”, “Some Place”, and “(If) You Want Trouble”.
Moody and mysterious, this sophomore release marked a step into Pan-O-Vision production and showcases a continued pursuit of modernist lyric and mid-century inflected arranging. Conceived in Los Angeles and recorded in a company town, Holly tells a story of shadows in the sun. Featuring tunes like “Sleeping Pills” and “This Is A Game”, as well as his version of Young Holt Trio’s “Ain’t There Something Money Can’t Buy”.
Marrying the gritty production of Time’s All Gone with the expanded feel of an artist rolling down that long road, this San Francisco-cut long player is a stormy cocktail of R & B, R’N’R, Jazz and Boogaloo. Saxophone solos rip, B3 organs cry, flutes bend blue notes, and the girls go “unnh unnh”. Oh, and Nick does his own version of one of Barry White’s first original tunes. Filled with all star walk-ons from the likes of Ralph Carney, Audie Delone, Leon Bridges, and Wil Blades. Featuring “It’s Time”, “Katchi”, and the epic “Stanyan Street”.
Perhaps the most reflective — and reflexive — album; More raw, heavy and overtly confrontational than anything he’s made before. Recorded in Hollywood, California at Electro Vox Recorders (the last surviving ‘Golden Era” 50’s style footprint a la Gold Star, Master Recorders, et al.) Nick Waterhouse was cut with a gang of new faces and recurring true believers and co-produced by Paul Butler. Nick’s songs here are personal, but personal in the way that “Please Mr. Postman,” “What’s Going On” and “Cathy’s Clown” are — intimate, direct, yet still malleable enough for listeners to suffuse their own life stories into the mix. “Adapt or die",” Nick wails, sardonically, on crime-jazz blitz “Black Glass”, telling you all you need to know about his process.