Sunday, 7 April 2019

Sketches for a Decaying Island (mixtape)

This is a mixtape of instrumental and song sketches which were recorded during 2018 as part of the process of writing the Bastard Island album (Linear Obsessional 2019).

Some of the songs from Bastard Island appear here in early rough, sketchy, often improvised forms, other songs didn't make it onto the finished album. Electric Yellow Metal was originally written and recorded in Australia in 1991, it was a kind of initial imaginative reference for Bastard Island and was going to be included, but I decided against it at the last minute. The song is included here both in its 2018 version and the original recorded live to Portastudio cassette from 1991.