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Bandcamp. If you've heard of it you'll know why we are using it! If you've not heard of it you'll thank us for telling you!

Can you imagine a website where bands can upload full resolution audio files (.aiff) and you can chose what type of format your download is, and there's a minimum of third party overheads reducing the band's income.

Imagine no more because that's what Bandcamp is. By starting with the highest possible quality source, they’re able to convert our tracks into a bunch of different format and quality combinations for you to listen to, including MP3 (320, VBR V0), Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, FLAC and AAC (aka .m4a or iTunes store format)

You can see why we have chosen bandcamp as our supply partner for our downloads.

Having said that In the days of our demo recordings the facilities available to up-coming bands were rather basic compared to this century!

The demo tracks were mostly recorded on a cassette based "portastudio" or in some cases directly off the sound desk at gigs but this also imbues the tracks with a certain 'patina', which given their 30+ years age is quite fitting, so please understand that these are not modern recording studio quality. We're currently leaving the tracks open for streaming so you can hear what you are getting before buying!

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3. Ascension

 

I quite often have musical ideas come to me through the night and when they do I just have to get up and get the idea recorded there and then or it WILL be gone in the morning. This track is one of those. The subject, chorus, drumbeat and bass came first and I later hung the chords and verse melody on it. The lyrics are taken from the dream I was having at the time.


I had recorded a guide vocal myself with the view that it would be re-recorded later by someone who could actually sing, but people that heard it seemed to like my voice. I had been working with Robert Bruce (not that one) on his own solo album and asked him if he would like to give Ascension a go. It is his voice singing the higher part on the chorus.

 

I had also been working with a guy called Gerry Jablonski (local blues legend) who wanted to try putting vocals on it as well. I really loved what he did, as he took the track to a different place all together. That version will be released as a bonus track.

 

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