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Purity and Despair (2020 Remaster)

2020 Remasters

Lots of you have asked me about the possibility of making the very early releases available for sale again. I have usually said that that would be unlikely to happen.

Anyway, while doing some archive work I noticed that some of our releases that are on Bandcamp are not available anywhere else. For example, Purity and Despair is not on any other platform. This is one of our best releases and, obviously, it is entirely my fault for the oversight. So, this led me to rethink everything else.

Without further ado, then, I am going to be re-releasing everything from Improper Advances up to The Story of Our Lives. Some are available everywhere, some are not. What is interesting is that the later albums still sound rather spiffing and so will not need much in the way of mastering. The cassette ones will require considerably more work, of course.

All the albums will be getting new artwork, too. This is because the original artwork is not of a high enough quality or I simply do not like it any more! The first album to be completed is Purity and Despair (see below). This is out now on Bandcamp and everywhere else on 21st February. After that, I am aiming to do one per month.

Special Note AKA No Charge!!

Those of you that already own these albums will get the upgrade (if that’s the right word!) for absolutely ZERO CHARGE. You can pay if you would like to, of course, but you don’t have to: it will be free for you on request. So, when Purity and Despair is released, drop me an email via Bandcamp and I will send you a code. Very simple.

And Another Special Note

I will be publishing a blog post soon about the workflow involved in getting the old music ready for the wider public! Be sure to keep popping along to our news page or Twitter feeds for the latest.


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