April 27, 2011
Here’s a 45 minute edit of the three hour “Svalbard” album… this is not a replacement for that album, just an alternative to it.
April 20, 2011
In 1983 aged 17 I wrote a song called “Infer Ships Sink”, 20 guitar parts, 2 recorders and 2 vocals (with lyrics using the cut up techniques of William S. Boroughs). Some of it is in 15/16 time. As “AED” I got it released in 1984, it got played by John Peel and sold 20,000 copies despite mostly scathing reviews.
By the time I was 24 I could actually play it and at 26 it was re-recorded and released again as “Infernal Ships Sink”, selling 3 copies and being played on the radio only once, in Belgium at 4 A.M., for which I received a cheque of 50 pounds.
So here is the demo version I did in 1988 for Vinyl Solution on my Fostex 160 four track recorder, but slowed down to a full two hours… and one minute.
This is my 6th version of this song, that’s bloody mindedness for you!
To paraphrase Marc Weidenbaum: if you slow down AED, you get Alan Morse Davies.