Homebuilding is the debut album by 31 year-old Oakland-based songwriter and producer Graham Hil (Roman Ruins). Hill is an architect and landscape designer, with a thirst for methodical and process-oriented craft. Since 2008, Hill has played drums on tour with Beach House and Papercuts, and contributed to the recording of the former's critically lauded album, Teen Dream. Hill began constructing these songs while on tour in Europe in early 2010, daydreaming in the van about his pregnant wife at home. Following the birth of their son that summer, it became clear that Hill was ushering in a family of songs about the process of growing a home, both architecturally and spiritually.
The vinyl edition is cut as continuous sides with no breaks between tracks, which reinforces the connected nature of the music.
released 28 February 2012
All songs produced by Graham Hill
Design by Graham Hill
Mastered by Nick Carden at The Blue Room in Oakland, California.
Roman Ruins (aka Graham Hill; born Sept 11, 1980) is a composer and musician based out of New Orleans. Hill was born on an
intentional community in rural West Virginia, founded by artists and musicians. Hill's father is the house bassist for NPR's Mountain Stage. Hill has toured and recorded extensively with Beach House and Papercuts. He is a licensed architect and father of two....more