neil elliott beisson tried for a while to be an artist, writing poetry, trying to accompany himself on beatbox, bass and guitar by using a loop pedal.
This playlist contains the recordings neil kept in a folder titled "the stuff on the side", so we chose to release it as such. Some of the tracks feature vocals and texts by Slam poets Rachel MaRachel (on "Ainsi se souviennent", "Sans papiers", "Soledad" and "Techarí") and Raggedy Zirkus singer Cindya Izzarelli (on "Jeremy"). Also featured, covers of "I'll Take Care of You" by the late Gil Scott-Heron, and "Dream Maker" by Ghinzu.
Those recordings were rescued from an external hard drive: he documented his own musical and poetic endeavors for rehearsing purposes before eventually turning his back on art and disappearing. Please excuse the poor quality of the recordings and the out of tune notes. neil elliott beisson also used to draw and his works can be seen on an Issuu page: issuu.com/neilelliott
He tried from his High School years until 2012 to "make it", before eventually dropping off the grid.
All the material displayed on this Youtube channel, Soundcloud stream and Issuu page is of his composition and is copyrighted.