- 01. The Distance Between One (feat. Danielle McCaffarey)
- 02. Campsite Sundown
- 03. Unfound (feat. Heidi Elva and Aaron Martin)
- 04. A Long Inhalation
- 05. Suspended Belief
- 06. The Runner (feat. Heidi Elva and Aaron Martin)
- 07. Where We Used To Go (feat. Nicola Hodgkinson and Aaron Martin)
- 08. Interalia (feat. Aaron Martin)
- 09. In Your Hand
- 10. Untold, Unfold (feat. Danielle McCaffrey)
- 11. Its A Storm
- 12. Never Meant To Be (feat. Heidi Elva and Aaron Martin)
- 13. Taken Along Quietly
Real To Reel
Part Timer is the alias of John McCaffrey, a Northern Englander now based in Melbourne Australia. He's amassed a slew of releases for UK's Moteer & Mobeer label, Under the Spire, and Japan's Flau respectively, whilst also releasing two albums of electronica in his duo Clickits with Jonny Russell. Yet Real to Reel is an unmistakable progression in his craft. Recorded over the last few years it's less beat orientated than it's predecessors, a suite of loose rustling electro organic soundscapes, over which the likes of Nicola Hodgkinson from Leeds three piece Empress, Melbourne songstress Heidi Elva (who also contributes harp), and John's wife Danielle intone gracefully. In fact there's a greater balance of vocal to instrumental pieces than ever before. He also enlists extraordinary Kansas based artist Aaron Martin who contributes mournful cello, providing additional gravity to McCaffrey's introspective musings.
Using Spanish field recordings, a bass drum sound from a battered water tank, and what sounds like the signature arsenal of house hold contraptions we come to expect from Part Timer, Real to Reel actively plays upon the process of capturing the real world on a recording medium. McCaffrey talks of the role of recorded media in supplanting 'real' memories. "Like having a memory from when you're a kid, but being unsure whether you actually remember it, or whether it's because you've always seen that photo in your parents album." Ultimately Real to Reel is music for waiting, for opening up time and creating space, allowing the listener to enjoy each delicate gesture, each subtle movement. It's gorgeous drifting music, thirteen mesmerizing pieces that offer a gentle emotion laden respite from the bustle and bluster of daily life.