Life of the Inhabitant, is the second album from Australian / Melbourne duo Time For Dreams. Recorded on the low slopes of Geboor / Mt Macedon in the winter of 2019. The cold, the isolation and the dramatic landscape around the studio felt appropriate for Life of the Inhabitant, a bleak, dehydrated more sci-fi proposition than the band’s first album In Time (IT-LP-09). The new album was born from a desire to create something romantic. Not sexy, swoony romantic but “terrible/lonely/beautiful romantic, broken, defiant, tired, kind, quiet, strong and conflicted romantic” as Carlyon describes it, set in the ruins of the currently unfolding apocalypse.
“The musical scenes in my mind unfolded across the rooftops of a metropolis or in a desert, or on some other planet with half-buried electric cables glitching in the breeze, with zombie fires smouldering in the peatlands. In other words, expansive, overwhelming or limitless scenery, but viewed from a tiny window high up on the edge of the citadel. I pictured Amanda and I wrapped up in a secure bunker looking over all this in wonder and resignation.” -Tom Carlyon