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Dark Company: Meteor and Gottedamerung

Posted by Wudmaster on 02/05/12

Meteor and Gottedamerung are the two latest songs to be added to the Mind Dance collection from Dark Company.

Meteor is a simple acoustic song with Pete playing harmonica and is about the results of a tarot reading. It has an outdoor summer feel and a comical ending with some very strange noises in the background. Further percussion and atmospherics will be added before this song is finished.

Gottedamerung sounds like two completely different songs that have been joined together in the middle. It begins with a drum-n-bass feel and heavy guitars before mellowing to a more melodic groove.

As with the other songs we have added to Mind Dance recently, these versions are still only at alpha stage and require a great deal of work until they are finished. We shall be adding further tracks to the Mind Dance album for you in the coming days so that you can hear how this album is developing.

If you would like to listen to Meteor and Gottedamerung or indeed the entire Mind Dance album as it stands right now, you can do so by clicking here.

The Bastard Sons of Dennis: Astronomy

Posted by Wudmaster on 30/04/12

Astronomy is a new release from The Bastard Sons of Dennis. It has been added to their Cosy Lube Turtle album and is a cover of a Blue Oyster Cult song, from their 1974 Secret Treaties album. It was also famously covered by Metallica.

Astronomy is the eighth of eleven songs that will eventually make up the Cosy Lube Turtle album. The remaining three tracks are in varying stages of finalisation.

We have uploaded Astronomy to several mp3 players here at Wud Records, including our default player, the The Bastard Sons of Dennis default player, and the Cosy Lube Turtle playlist.

If you would like to listen to the Cosy Lube Turtle album here at Wud Records, you can do so by clicking here.

Astronomy has also been added to our shop at Bandcamp, so you can download this new release from there easily by simply clicking here.

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

Anyone who downloads unfinished works for 89% or more of the eventual sales price will be sent by email mp3 versions of sonic upgrades and new tracks, as and when they appear – for free! This is like an investment in the recording and allows the investor access to rare ‘unfinished’ material.

Dark Company: Victory Garden and Venturi

Posted by Wudmaster on 29/04/12

Victory Garden and Venturi, the third and fourth upgraded alpha mixes of the forthcoming Mind Dance album from Dark Company, have been uploaded to the Mind Dance page playlist.

Track #3, Victory Garden, is a haunting and amusing look at American politics during the Clinton era and is characterised by its simple melodic guitar lines and beautiful evocative drumming by Sven. It also contains the immortal line “I lost my heart – to an organ bank”.

Track #4, Venturi, is a magical and mystical song of great power with multiple layers of vocal harmonies and wonderful melodic driving bass from Maxx. We have not yet added the wailing guitar feedback or the acoustic instruments.

In the coming days more upgraded alpha tracks will be added to the Mind Dance collection from Dark Company. If you would like to listen to these songs now you can do so by clicking here.

Dark Company: Beasts and Angels and Slave of Days

Posted by Wudmaster on 28/04/12

It’s time. It’s exciting!

Over the coming days and weeks we shall be uploading some new material for you all to enjoy, and today we are beginning the uploads of the sonic upgrades for Dark Company‘s Mind Dance album.

The first two tracks of Mind Dance have been uploaded and although still only at alpha stage, i.e. in need of a lot of work in terms of recording and production and mastering, you can at least hear how these songs are developing.

Originally the demos of these songs had the wonderful singing of Sammi on them which contrasted so beautifully with Pete’s vocal style. You can hear these demos of Mind Dance by clicking here, which takes you to the Dark Company Demos page.

The first track on Mind Dance is Beasts and Angels, which opens the album, and it is not a particularly serious song. It starts somewhat strange and then funky and then turns heavier and eventually mutates into utter filth before mellowing to a more soulful feel at the end.

The second track on the Mind Dance album is Slave of Days, which again is more tongue-in-cheek than it seems at first and has a loud punky grungy feel.

If you would like to hear the new alpha mixes of Dark Company’s Mind Dance album, you can do so by clicking here.

Wud Records: builders

Posted by Wudmaster on 09/04/12

It’s been quiet lately at Wud Records due to having the builders in. We have redesigned our studio spaces for better acoustics, more space and improved feng shui. More music will be forthcoming soon.

Dark Company: return to the studio

Posted by Wudmaster on 09/03/12

After a quiet winter, Dark Company have made a welcome return to the studio to do more work on their enormous back catalogue. There has been progress on several fronts, including Bad Habits, Old Hands, Can of Worms and Mind Dance.

Earlier today, Pete was back in the studio for the first time in four months or so. Together we analysed the status of the recordings Dark Company are working on with a view to finishing recording the vocal parts for the Old Hands album and tweaking the things that need to be tweaked here and there.

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have recently worked more on their Bad Habits album. Track #5, Nightshifters, is completely finished and mastered with a number of bonus mixes. It’s sounding absolutely fantastic and we look forward to releasing it to you!

Sven also made a return to the studio recently to re-record all of the drums for Days Like These, track #6 of the Bad Habits album. For the new drum parts, he bashed the drums somewhat harder than he had previously done to make a bigger sound, and being a rather large and powerful gentleman, his drums were well and truly bashed. The results sound great! (We are glad we are not Sven’s drums.) There are a few guitar oddities in Days Like These that we wish to get to the bottom of before it is mixed and mastered.

We have started to make better alpha mixes of the Can of Worms and Mind Dance albums. Both sets of mixes will start to be uploaded to their playlists here at Wud Records sometime soon.

Pete has also been busy creating new artwork and we have found some more of his older works as well. This means that we shall be sorting out all of his art pages. We will let you know when we fix them in our ‘News’ service, along with all further news of Dark Company.