I uploaded two compilations of older recordings onto the Raw Frog bandcamp page today. They both came from one tape – one from each side. It seemed like each side of the tape was meant to be a different album or project, going off in its own direction.
The first was an untilted piece of work simply labeled “Tape A2T2” and featured a large listing of tunes. I selected seven to release as many of the rejects were cut ups of piano, bagpipe and flute songs and just sounded awful. Keith created album art and retitled the compilation “Warm Life.”
The second piece was just titled “This Side Up” but that was merely a working title. This pile of tracks felt like it had more of a purpose and even featured an intro piece that would have served as the opening for the “new” album… which might have been the third, fourth…or whatever… in a series of albums that just never happened. This compilation took tracks from older tapes and older recording sessions, making the whole thing feel like we had pulled “the best of the best.” And yet, I still cut over ¾ of the material out. There were I think 19 tracks to start with and six made the cut on the bandcamp page. Many of the rejects were awful bagpipe and piano manipulations while some of the others were just noisy and more like demos.
This of course lead me to find a second tape with “final edits” of some of the tracks that I had just posted. Most of which were exactly the same while others had some minor differences. There were a few tracks that will get posted eventually, as I think they were meant to get on the lost “I Broke IT” EP we were supposed to release in 2005.