|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
The recording alias of bass player Tommy Walter (USA; ex-Eels), Abandoned Pools debuted in 2001 with the polished alt rock recording Humanistic. Walter, a classically trained French horn player, studied and taught music theory at the University of Pacific in Stockton, California. He was also active on the Los Angeles indie scene, and in the mid-90s teamed up with singer-songwriter E and drummer Butch Norton to form the Eels. Walter left the band following the release of their acclaimed 1996 debut, Beautiful Freak. He buried himself in music, recording some basic demos in his apartment and set about fashioning his Abandoned Pools alter ego. By the turn of the new millennium, Walter had signed a recording contract with Extasy Records. After embellishing his demo tracks in a proper studio with the help of producers Kolderie And Slade, Walter launched Abandoned Pools in September 2001 with the release of Humanistic. Walters songwriting on the album took...