As of this writing I have composed my 13th release.
Every album has been a snapshot of where I was in my life.
We are going to go in the way back machine to the the late 90’s.
We will start with the first record.
Nomadic Sanctuary - Luxuries Of Youth - 1998
This is the first record we ever made.
It was a demo recorded in a garage with dirt floors.
I just bought a Yamaha MD4 Minidisc 4 track with leftover proceeds from my Audio Engineering School student loan savings. We rented a drum kit from Long And McQuade with pie plate cymbals, and we cut it quick. We were between drummers, and we needed to get it done so I played drums on the album.
Nomadic Sanctuary was Anthony Bulescu, and myself. We had quite the history. We went to the same elementary school.
We recorded, released this album which I still call a demo as it was a snapshot of what was to come. Anthony left the band in 1999, and I tried to keep things going. He came up with Nomadic Sanctuary, and I asked him if I could keep the name.
Where’ve You Been
Mine All Mine
Cold n’ Black
Out Of This Place
Lost Without You
Raquel On The Wall
*Graphic Design - Paul Romanowski
Nomadic Sanctuary - Stellar Heights - 2001
Some of the songs from Luxuries Of Youth were
resurrected for this album.
Mark Fabricius (Drummer), and I were playing in a cover band at the time, and we would sit on the grass in front of the rehearsal space talking about all the bands we liked while the other band members would argue. I had some songs and booked some time at Seaside Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia. We went in and cut it with just guitar, scratch vocals, and drums with me on bass and other overdubs added later. Shawn Cole Engineered, and Co-Produced it. The Album was released independently in 2001. I like the stripped down approach to this album.
Cold And Black
Waiting On A Call
Where’ve You Been
Wheels Of Your Mind
Nomadic Sanctuary - Phantom Passenger - 2003
This was an interesting record. Anthony Bulescu came back into the band for a short time. He cut the bass tracks for the album, played a few shows with us and left the band again. Travis Simons filled the bass duties for a while until he moved on to other things. A lot of this album was tracked in my one bedroom apartment other than the drums recorded at Mark Fabricius’ parents house.
Heaven’s Day (2003) Version
Lucid Eden - 2004
This one is sort of my first solo record in a strange way. It was another project name, but just me playing most of the instruments. Mark Fabricius from Nomadic Sanctuary played drums on Winter Of Discontent.
All For You
Deep Blue Dream
Winter Of Discontent
Sunset Over Saturn
Sick At Heart
Speed Of Life
Engineered, Mixed, & Mastered @ Creative Intelligence Music - October 2003 - April 2004.
Graphic Design - Paul Romanowski
Nomadic Sanctuary - Self Titled - 2007
This record took us a couple of years to write, rehearse, & record. This was the first record we wrote as a band. The record was recorded in my home studio. It was a 2 storey small house in Burnaby, British Columbia. The house was torn down about 5 years ago and replaced by highrises. One standout track is Straitjacket Polka/Redneck Chicken. The band all played various percussion on it including the washer, dryer, water heater pipes in the basement.
Wayne Schmidt - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Shaker. Washer & Dryer
Mark Fabricius - Drums, Drum Machine, Drumsticks, Cymbals, China Gong, Djembe, Beer Bottle, Wine Glass, And Spoken Word. Washer And Dryer
Scott Archibald - Bass, Vocals, Piano, Organ, Water heater Pipe, Shaker, & Synth.
Portraits Of The Past
The Art Of Dying
My Soul Mate
Perfect World/Life Sounds
Straitjacket Polka/Redneck Chicken
Wayne thanks Irene & Philip Schmidt, Katherine Kambylfkas, Nickolas Schmidt for the inspiration, and James Adams.
Mark thanks Per & Jane Fabricius.
Scott dedicates this album to his dear brother Patrick (1981 - 2006)
Produced by Nomadic Sanctuary.
Engineered by Wayne Schmidt @ Creative Intelligence Music.
Mixed by Nomadic Sanctuary.
Mastered by Craig Waddell @ Gotham City Studios.
Graphic design by Paul Romanowski.
Black Letter Days - 2010
Black Letter Days was a short lived band project, but fun.
The band was Wayne Schmidt - vocals, guitars, mandolin, & keyboards.
James P. Adams - drums, melodian, guitars & background vocals.
Lora Peeler - bass & background Vocals.
David Clark - background vocals on Caffeine Queen.
Recorded & mixed @ Creative Intelligence Music And Irmin Street Studio.
Produced & engineered By Wayne Schmidt.
Mastered @ Digital Sound Magic By Richard Dolmat.
Songs written by Wayne Schmidt except Song For Someone - Written by Wayne Schmidt & James Adams.
Graphic design by Paul Romanowski.
Album photography: Marco Antonio Lopez Marin.
All For You
Song For Someone
You Will Know
Stars Look Down
Black Letter Day
All songs © 2010 Creative Intelligence Music
Black Letter Days - Extended Play - 2011
This is a limited edition promo CD we cut live in the studio
I was working as a Producer & Assistant Engineer at another studio in Burnaby, British Columbia at the time, and we cut this during some down time.
Speed Of Life
Black Letter Day (2011 Version) - We also made a music video for this song.
All songs written by Wayne Schmidt. © 2011
Engineered, produced, mixed & mastered by Wayne Schmidt.
Wayne Schmidt - Greetings From The Here And Now - 2013
The title track was written in a motel room in Lubbock, Texas when I was on vacation there.
I’m a huge Buddy Holly fan. He was my first Rock n’ Roll influence. It’s probably my favorite record that I have done.
Wayne Schmidt: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, & Keyboards.
Mark Fabricius - drums
Shane Blynn - guitar on stare
Steve Tomiuk - piano on Empty Days
James Adams - mandolin on letterbox
Pat Darcus - doghouse bass on letterbox
Rory Biggins - drums on shadowy plots & nefarious schemes, and letterbox
Nickolas Schmidt - background vocals on remember me
Greetings From The Here & Now
Shadowy Plots And Nefarious Schemes
The Hype Machine
Brick & Mortar
Bhangrilah (Bonus Track)
Recorded @ Saturn’s Child Studio & Mission Music Lessons
All songs written by Wayne Schmidt © 2013 Creative Intelligence Music.
Cover illustration: Nickolas Schmidt.
Album photography by Pink Umbrella Photography
Graphic design by Paul Romanowski
Wayne Schmidt - 706 Union Avenue E.P. - 2014
This was mostly recorded at Saturn’s Child Studio.
I tracked the vocals, and guitars for Disappearing Ink @ Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee while on vacation.
I love the fingerpicking sound on Disappearing Ink. It captures the live room of Sun studio that we’ve heard on so many of those great old records.
Produced & Engineered by Wayne Schmidt.
Additional Engineering by Matt Ross Spang.
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Drum Loops - Wayne Schmidt
Conscientious Objectors - Allies? - 2016
Wayne Schmidt: Guitars, Bass, Bouzouki, Drums
Steve Tomiuk: Keyboards, Bass, Rhythm Guitar On Tracks 11, 13, And 15.
Scott Archibald - Bowed bass on Man Of The Hour & The Art Of Conversation
Nickolas Schmidt - Background Vocals On Too Many Locusts
Recorded, Mixed And Mastered At Saturn’s Child Studio August 2015 - April 2016
Engineered, Produced, Mixed & Mastered By Wayne Schmidt.
Intro to Clarion Call recorded at Third Man Records in Nashville, Tennessee on the
1947 Voice-o-graph Machine.
Graphic design by Paul Romanowski
Lyrics written by Wayne Schmidt.
Music for tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 14 written by Wayne Schmidt
Music for tracks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, & 15 written by Steve Tomiuk © 2016
The Jig Is Up (Oh Yeah)
Too Many Locust’s
Elephant In The Room
Good Girl Friday
Man Of The Hour
The Art Of Conversation
The Downward Climb
We Carry Forward (Part 1)
We Carry Forward (Part 2)
An Open Canvas
House Of Hows
Orwell Was Right
Conscientious Objectors - Tombs And Time Capsules Single
& Video 2017
The Conscientious Objectors find themselves in the midst of a mystical gypsy lair, where the gypsy queen entertains as their host.
Check out the band at www.conscientiousobjectorsmusic.com
Produced & Directed by
Maricela Zepeda as 'Gypsy Queen’
Stephanie Schiffner as ‘Gypsy Scarlet’
Stefanie Cornell as ‘Crystal Ball Gypsy’
Stephanie Polok as ‘Gypsy Loomis’
Markham Samuels - Director of Photography & Editor
Renee Bourget - Key Make-Up
Marie-Camille MC - Key Grip
Dean Boychuk - Driver
Nickolas Schmidt - Young Wayne
Celia Rayner - Gypsy
Jo Ann Rayner - Gypsy
Special Thanks to
Tombs and Time Capsules (c) 2017 Words and Music by Wayne Schmidt
Creative Intelligence Music / Saturn’s Child Studio
Music Video produced by Whitelf Films
Watch the video here
Wayne Schmidt - The Descendant - Volume One - 2019
Street Savvy Wise Cracker
Let’s Remove The Warning Labels
Anyone Can Be President
Going Down On Tuesday
Acronyms For Everything
Don’t Let The Door Hit Your Ass On The Way Out
The Filthy Fifteen
Defend The Defenseless
Release Date: April 27th, 2019
All songs written, produced, and engineered by Wayne Schmidt.
© 2019 (p) 2019 - Creative Intelligence Music/Saturn’s Child Recordings
*All instruments/vocals unless otherwise noted performed by Wayne Schmidt.
*Shaun Zavarise - Drums on Don’t Let The Door Hit Your Ass On The Way Out.
Nick Schmidt - Percussion on Going Down On Tuesday.
Recorded @ Saturn’s Child Recordings & The Garage Studio.
Special Thanks to My family (Nick, & Kathy), My friends (Eric Thorsteinson, Pat Darcus, Scott Archibald, Mark Fabricius, Jo Ann Rayner, Shaun Zavarise for playing drums on D.L.T.D.H.Y.A.O.T.W.O. and Conscientious Objectors (Steve Tomiuk & Lucas Furseth).
The Brotherhood Of The Scapegoat - All Quiet On The Country & Western Front - 2020
Tornadoes Going To Take Your Trailer Away
Balls In Your Purse
Pet Peeves Of A Modern Man
Hoe In The Hay
We'll Never Know
F&*k You And The Horse You Rode In
The Sporting House
Wide Eyed & Innocent
The Real Me
Release Date: July 3rd, 2020
Jebediah Jeremiah Ford - Vocals, Guitars
Banjo, Mandolin, Drums & Percussion.
Smiley Grimshaw - Doghouse Bass, Electric Bass, & Baritone Guitar.
Steve Tomiuk - keys
Charlie Hase - Pedal Steel
Mike Sanyshyn - Fiddle
This album was recorded between December 2019, and May 2020 @ The Next Door Studio.
Mixed & Mastered @ Saturn's Child Recordings
Engineered, Mixed & Mastered By Wayne Schmidt.
Assisted By Pat Darcus, exept for the pedal steel - Engineered by Charlie Hase, the fiddle - Engineered by Mike Sanyshyn, and the keys - Engineered by Steve Tomiuk.
All Songs Written By Wayne Schmidt (c) 2020.
Special Thanks To: Pat Darcus, Steve Tomiuk, Charlie Hase, Miike Sanyshyn, Clint Lollar, Dean Boychuk, Jo Ann Rayner, Kathy Kambylafkas, Nick Schmidt, and Eric Thorsteinson.
This album is in memory of Philip Joseph Schmidt
December 24th, 1919 - November 23rd, 2014
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Wayne Schmidt - The Descendant - Volume Two - 2022
I'll Drive The Hearse
E-Reptile Dysfunction/Neo Krautrock
The Liberation Of Truth
Page By Page
The Next Big Distraction
Your Komrade The Robot
Us Against The World
Release Date: April 1st, 2022
Wayne Schmidt - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keys, & Drums. (Unless otherwise
Pat Darcus: Fretless bass on page by page.
Shane Blynn: Guitar On Page By Page
Steve Tomiuk: Keys on Liberation Of Truth & Page By Page.
All songs written by Wayne Schmidt except for Cancer Culture.
Music by Wayne Schmidt/Lyrics by Nick and Wayne Schmidt.
Engineered, Mixed, & Mastered By Wayne Schmidt @ Saturn's Child Recordings. Drums Recorded At Next Door Studio.
(c) 2022 CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE MUSIC/SATURN'S CHILD RECORDINGS