Dark Company: songs and artwork up

Posted by Wudmaster on 28/01/09

As well as more artwork from the insane mind’s eye of Pete, some new Dark Company songs from the Bad Habits album have been uploaded. Whiskey Priest has been up for a while now, and today we have added the latest mixes of Night Man and Knowing, We Are. KWA may well be subject to a remix, this was largely an experiment to see whether the reverbs would cause the RAM to dribble and splutter over everything. As it happens, it didn’t. Hooray!

Alchemeon: new versions of songs uploaded

Posted by Wudmaster on 28/01/09

Some new songs from Alchemeon have been posted to the public area. There are different versions of Orb and Centre of the Cyclone, and versions of Finale and It’s A Blue Sky Don’t Hold No Rain have been added. Songs have been ordered the same as the proposed set list in the forums to see how they sound when played in that order.

Wud: Daylight Demo

Posted by Wudmaster on 27/01/09

The Daylight Demo by Wud from April 1985 has been uploaded. It’s covered in chorus and flange, and if you listen carefully you can hear the workings of the reel-to-reel tape machines at the ends of the tunes. Nevertheless, we still love it.

The Bastard Sons of Dennis: songs from the archives

Posted by Wudmaster on 27/01/09

Some ancient recordings of The Bastard Sons of Dennis from the Wud archives have been unearthed and uploaded. These are the only recordings of The Bastard Sons of Dennis and are not quite true ones, but there you have it. George had dodgy electrics and a rather hyperactive refridgerator and the various clicks and clunks are the wretched thing switching on and off. We’ve managed to tone them down considerably, but they are still there. A curse upon Mr Smeg.

Ug Brothers: The Ugstrumentals

Posted by Wudmaster on 13/01/09

A whole load of Ug Brothers instrumentals – or ugstrumentals, as Professor Dinboffin called them – have been uploaded to the site. These were recorded in rehearsal using two ambient mics and feature many tracks that were never heard on stage.

The Cute But Weird ugstrumentals have also made their appearance. They include a version of Lifetime with two guitar tracks. One of the guitars had to be deleted to make room for vocals on the 4-track, so perhaps one track was almost OK and so was the other one and it was a beard-twiddling decision as to which one would stay. This version seems to be a couple of BPM slower then the final version. The Tascam has a speed control so this may not be significant.

Alchemeon: recent recordings

Posted by Wudmaster on 13/01/09

Some more new tunes by Alchemeon have been recorded and uploaded and shall be made available to the public galleries soon. We have been suffering from some flatulence in the machine rather than ghosts in the machine, which is rather unfortunate. Maybe the ghosts are flatulent, who knows.

In addition we have added an ‘out-takes and blorts’ section for those glorious moments of non-triumph.We hope you like them!