Volume ONE: album given away free this week
The first 10 people can download the album FREE.
Use this Bandcamp page link and redeem any of the below codes. Each code will only work for one person, so make sure you get to it quickly!
CODES NOW EXPIRED - Apr 9th
10 ALBUMS GIVEN AWAY
THX FOR DOWNLOADING
Volume ONE released Sep 2012, is a 16 track digital album comprising a plethora of demos and unfinished songs. Many were produced with Real Life (my previous band) in mind, but I never did get round to working on them with David Sterry. Nonetheless, they still stand up, I think, as valid instrumentals - including 2 vocal songs, and are a curious sidetrack to what I normally create in Alien Skin.
'Volume ONE' is Alien Skin demos for the fan who wants everything.
Being demos & pulsating dreams this album may not have the sonic high quality of my Alien Skin album releases from 'Don't Open Till Doomsday' (2008) onwards; I nonetheless believe it will be of interest to people keen on understanding this early era from which my music evolved into the Alien Skin that you know today.
"...once upon a time, during the 1990s, there was I, busy pushing buttons on instruments and glued to an Atari computer monitor, slicing and dicing samples and raw synths.
Holed up in a room & working feverishly on potential new tunes for the latest Real Life records, I felt far removed from the earlier reverberations of 'Send Me An Angel', divorced by the distance of time. The continuous labour towards the next Real Life album and world tour was intermittently disrupted by labour of love excursions into different musical territories. This musical body of work, when DNA tested, reveals traces of Kraftwerk, Beck, Moby, Prodigy, Fat Boy Slim, Underworld & a smattering of 1960s psychedelic pop.
'Volume ONE' contains 2 full songs with my vocals, the remaining 14 tracks are music.
This music was never intended to become 'instrumental' stand alone tracks, but rather was waiting for vocals to be layered on top. Having produced more music than I could ever in my lifetime write songs for, inevitably much of it gets left behind. These tracks then are some I fondly wish to be discovered by people who care to enter my earlier conscious world. Somewhere between the shared musical imagination of Real Life & Alien Skin."