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Laughing Sun: Cander repaired

Posted by Wudmaster on 11/11/15

The first ever recording of Laughing Sun, which was named Cander, has been repaired. It can now be heard again, both here at its page at Wud Records and over at SoundCloud.

Five of the six songs on Cander were recorded on 4th September 1985, with the final track, Indian Summer, being played a week later on the 11th. It was such a wonderful version with beautiful interplay between Ken’s delightful improvised scat singing and Pok’s guitar solo that we felt it needed to be included, especially as it is the piece that concludes the cassette.

The first five songs were recorded after a Wud rehearsal had finished. The songs I Know I Know You (by Mark Drower), Frog and Change had been recorded during the Wud session. Wud was clearly falling to pieces as the personality clash between Ken and George was growing ever more acrimonious. The Laughing Sun songs form the majority of the B-side of the cassette.

If you would like to listen to Cander at Laughing Sun’s pages here at Wud Records, click here.

If you would prefer to listen to Cander at SoundCloud, please click here instead.

Dark Company: Mind Dance album repaired

Posted by Wudmaster on 10/11/15

The Mind Dance album from Dark Company has now been fixed. The songs have been uploaded to SoundCloud and we have added the repaired playlist to its proper page here at Wud Records.

These songs from 1999 are very much still under construction and will need a lot of poking and fiddling before they are done. We shall let you know of any such developments in our News service.

However, if you would like to listen to these songs as they stand at the moment, please click here.

Pok: pOK Tv

Posted by Wudmaster on 05/11/15

Pok has launched his own YouTube channel called pOK Tv and added many, many videos to it already. These films stretch back more than 20 years and include recent footage as well as vintage performances by Spacegoats, Heathens All, Lost Troubadours, Tribal Voices, and of course, Pok’s famous appearance on Da Ali G Show.

This resource is a vast treasure trove of goodies that will allow the viewer to enjoy many hours of Pok‘s work spanning decades. It is a compilation of videos uploaded by third parties as well as videos that Pok and his friends have made themselves, many of which are available to be seen for the first time ever.

As lifelong fans and friends of the good Professor, we are amazed and filled with wonder and joy at some of the gems which have suddenly appeared here. We highly recommend that you subscribe to his channel, pOK Tv, at once!

To go there now, please click here.

Dark Company: Can of Worms repaired

Posted by Wudmaster on 04/11/15

Dark Company’s Can of Worms album has now been repaired and added to SoundCloud. This curious collection of half-finished things and demos is still undergoing construction and we will let you know about further developments and upgrades in our News service.

If you would like to listen to Can of Worms by Dark Company as it stands right now, please click here.

Dark Company: DC12

Posted by Wudmaster on 01/11/15

Dark Company have been making music in Studio One today, working on material for their forthcoming 12th album, as yet untitled. Pete laid down his vocal parts for a song called The Borrowers, which sounds a bit like something that could have been by Tindersticks when in full indie mode, except the tempo is too quick for most indie songs. We also made some alpha mixes of recent songs from DC12. If we were to sum up the session in two words, ‘fun’ and ‘productive’ would seem appropriate.

Coming up in the near future for Dark Company will be more work on these new songs and some more mixes of songs from their Ghost of the Art album, which has been undergoing something of a sonic upgrade in recent weeks. We will keep you updated in our News service when there are further developments.

Pok: The Centre of the Cyclone

Posted by Wudmaster on 31/10/15

Today Pok and Sven were in the studio laying down some of the drums and percussion for The Centre of the Cyclone. What they all did was rather pleasing and we are feeling collectively somewhat chuffed with how this is going. Sven did a fantastic job of bashing the right thing at the right time, as is his way, all under Pok‘s considered and contemplative direction, with George twiddling away on the knobs like a man with a beard.

The Centre of the Cyclone will probably be the opening track on Pok’s forthcoming Anthology album, which will definitely be a double CD and may even run to a triple by the time we have scratched our heads and figured out whether we have managed to do all the important stuff that needs to be done.

The forthcoming The Centre of the Cyclone has not been released yet. However, if you would like to listen to Pok’s Anthology album as it stands at the moment, you can do so by clicking here.