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Flicker: The Snail Gauntlet demos repaired

Posted by Wudmaster on 26/10/15

The Snail Gauntlet demos by Flicker have been repaired at the Wud Records website. They have also become the most recent addition to our ever-growing collection at SoundCloud.

These demos are only rough sketches of tracks that will form the third Flicker album, The Snail Gauntlet. They are mostly just guitar and bass and a cranky old beatbox, with a couple having a bit of lead guitar here and there.

We don’t anticipate the finished album being ready any time soon as it only exists as a collection of digital folders of jams and guides, and HappySad by Flicker is slated for completion first. Nevertheless, we thought you might enjoy hearing these early demos of what will eventually become Flicker’s third album.

The Snail Gauntlet was so named as the pieces were all written around the time George was at University. Every time he went back home for a weekend he would have to negotiate the snails on the path to his house whilst carrying guitars and speakers and such, and the same when loading the car on the way back to University.

If you would like to listen to the demos of The Snail Gauntlet here at Wud Records, please click here. If you would prefer to listen at the SoundCloud website, click here instead.

Dark Company: today’s studio action

Posted by Wudmaster on 25/10/15

Today’s studio action at Wud Records focused on Dark Company. Pete appeared an hour later than normal because he was unaware that the clocks went back last night (!) and we recorded the vocals for Shadow Play and Red Sun.

Before and after his visit we were working on various production aspects of Repossession from the Ghost of the Art album, which has been having an upgrade.

Dark Company tend to gather in Studio One most Sundays and we shall let you know more about what they have been up to following subsequent studio sessions.

Addled Eggs: live in session 1986 repaired

Posted by Wudmaster on 25/10/15

The Addled Eggs bootleg recording of themselves live in session in 1986 has been repaired and reuploaded to the Wud Records website and added to SoundCloud.

It seems strange to think that it has been 20 years now since dear old Dean died. His smile and his laugh, his funny ways and his talent will never be forgotten by those of us that knew him.

We hope you enjoy this blast from the past from The Addled Eggs. If you would like to listen at the Wud Records website, click here. If you would prefer to listen at the SoundCloud website, click here.

Flicker: HappySad Demos repaired

Posted by Wudmaster on 24/10/15

The HappySad Demos by Flicker have been repaired and added to SoundCloud. If you would like to listen to these early sketches at the Wud Records website, please click here. To be taken to the SoundCloud website for listening to the HappySad Demos, please click here.

The actual HappySad album has had very little done to it over the past few months, although at least a small amount of progress has been made. With more developments likely to come in the next few weeks, we will keep Flicker fans updated on future progress in our News service.

Clonk: demo repaired

Posted by Wudmaster on 23/10/15

The Clonk Demo has been repaired and added to SoundCloud. The three songs (The Paranoia Song, Don’t Even Try and The End of the Q) were written by Emma Williams with George Davies and plenty of input on production from Joe Ings and Amy McGill.

These songs were recorded in 2003 and sound nothing like Clonk‘s many live acoustic open mic appearances of those days. In fact, of the three songs on the Demo, only Don’t Even Try was ever performed live in that particular format.

To listen to Clonk’s Demo, you can find it at all of their pages here at the Wud Records website. Just click here.

Dark Company: Benign Inquisition upgrade

Posted by Wudmaster on 22/10/15

Benign Inquisition by Dark Company has had a full upgrade to alpha status and the results uploaded to SoundCloud. The Benign Inquisition album has its SoundCloud player working properly again here at the Wud Records website too.

Towards the end of last year we started doing these upgrades and they were finished some time ago now. More Dark Company material has been upgraded and we will be adding these players to SoundCloud. News updates will be posted when we have done this.

There are 13 tracks on the album which add up to over 52 minutes of music. Benign Inquisition still needs guitars, bass and production to be done before it can be mastered and released. The keys and vocals and some of the drumming we mostly like already.

Benign Inquisition was the last collection of songs Dark Company created in 2000 and 2001 before becoming dormant again. We see this as the end of DC Mk III, as it were.

If you would like to listen to the Benign Inquisition album by Dark Company as it stands at the moment, click here. Lyrics and information are available for Benign Inquisition at the Explicit Music website.

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