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Dark Company: Bodyfire and Easy Street

Posted by Wudmaster on 22/11/11

Two more alpha mixes, Bodyfire and Easy Street, have been added to Dark Company’s Alien Heat album. As with all of the other alpha mixes, both Bodyfire and Easy Street need a lot more work until they are finished. These are the latest ‘work-in-progress’ updates of these songs.

There are four more alphas to add to the Alien Heat collection from Dark CompanyWonderlust, Crash, Prisoner and The Joker. We hope to add these to complete the alpha mixes of the Alien Heat album in the reasonably near future.

If you would like to listen to the Alien Heat alpha mixes, please click here.

Wud Records: recommended albums

Posted by Wudmaster on 18/11/11

We have decided to refresh our choice of Wud Records recommended albums at Bandcamp.

Here are our three old recommended albums:

http://mastermind.bandcamp.com/album/mastermind-iv-until-eternity
http://music.zubattosyndicate.com/album/zubatto-syndicate
http://jimguthrie.bandcamp.com/album/sword-sworcery-lp-the-ballad-of-the-space-babies

Here are our three new recommended albums:

http://blbz.bandcamp.com/album/bright-lights-big-zombie?from=ritem
http://thecoffincollectors.bandcamp.com/album/leopardskin-tales?from=ritem
http://owlparliament.bandcamp.com/album/rip-through-her-sky?from=ritem

We believe that all of these albums are great and well worthy of a listen.

If you have an album at Bandcamp that you would like us to recommend, please let us know by emailing info@wudrecords.co.uk and we shall evaluate your choice.

We will probably refresh our recommended albums again in a few weeks. To visit our Bandcamp pages, please click here.

The Bastard Sons of Dennis: a fine pair

Posted by Wudmaster on 15/11/11

A fine pair of songs by The Bastard Sons of Dennis have been completed and uploaded to the Wud Records website and to our shop at Bandcamp. Both songs are Blue Oyster Cult covers that The Bastard Sons of Dennis have played live many times and they have been added to their Cosy Lube Turtle collection.

The two songs are Before the Kiss a Redcap from Blue Oyster Cult’s 1972 eponymous album, and Teen Archer from their 1973 recording known as Tyranny and Mutation.

If you would like to download songs from the Cosy Lube Turtle album, you can do so by clicking here.

Pok: a new album

Posted by Wudmaster on 13/11/11

We are discussing the possibilities of making a new album with Pok. We are planning to make a top quality definitive studio recording of all the great classic songs from the 80s and 90s that were played by the likes of Now, Laughing Sun and Alchemeon.

Pok has been a man of wud since wudding first began and has gone on to form The Space Goats and Lilith’s Labyrinth. He is more involved in traditional Bardic work right now and you will often see him raising the morale at protest camps and performing at druidic events. His blog is a fascinating and diverse piece of work and you can visit it by clicking here.

We are literally only in the discussion stage of things at the moment so it will be a long time yet until there are any results. However, we are all excited by the prospect of paying respect to these songs and laying them to bed for the world to enjoy.

Wud Records: Facebook

Posted by Wudmaster on 12/11/11

Wud Records has linked Facebook to our shop at Bandcamp. This means that you can listen to and download our bands’ songs whilst enjoying everything Facebook has to offer.

If you would like to check out our music page at Facebook, you can do so by clicking here. Please give us a ‘like’ as well. :-)

All of our music is available at ‘name-your-own-price’, which includes free, although we ask for your email for a free download. When files at Bandcamp are upgraded we send out the new files for free to everyone who has paid at least 89% of our price for a song or album.

If you would like to check out our shop at Bandcamp, you can do so by clicking here.

Wud Records: 11-11-11

Posted by Wudmaster on 11/11/11

To celebrate today’s extraordinary conglomeration of triangles that took place at 11 minutes and 11.11 seconds past 11 on the 11-11-11 and to commemorate all those that fell during war on this day of remembrance, we have decided to change the prices of all of our music that is for sale at Bandcamp.

Now you can decide to pay what you think a track or album is worth, even if that is absolutely nothing at all. Hooray! Simply name the price you wish to pay when you select an album or track. If you put a zero we ask only for your email address, which is used for our own confidential records and never shared with anyone else at all.

As our customers know, when a piece of music receives an engineering upgrade we email the upgraded file for free to everyone who paid for it. We will continue to do this for everyone who pays for music, although not for those who download for less than 89% of the price threshold we set for each item.

We will review this situation either after 111 free downloads or at the end of 2011, whichever happens sooner.

Why 111 you may ask. Well, on this numerically peculiar day 11-11-11 we can reveal an interesting fact about the number 111. Not only does it make English cricket fans put their feet on the table and hope for another run, it is also extra special in this year of 2011. If you take the last two digits of the year of your birth and add them to your age, no matter how old you are, the result will be 111. Somebody born in 1930 will be 81. 81 + 30 = 111. Somebody born in 1978 will be 33. 33 + 78 = 111. And so on. Try it on yourself!

Also, to demonstrate the shape of things to come, we have uploaded the recently-twiddled Live in Session Autumn 1985 collection from Laughing Sun to Bandcamp and in the coming days, weeks and months will be transferring a lot more of our material to Bandcamp for you to download.

To take advantage of this fantastic offer, visit our shop at Bandcamp by clicking here.