Whatever Happened to B-Sides?

Posted: July 30, 2009 in News
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Aah the B side, the slightly unloved cousin in the musical family, the one that doesn’t quite have the polish to be a title track or doesn’t quite fit into the album. When I used to buy tape or CD singles I somtimes enjoyed the B-side more than the title, maybe some obscure gem that completely broke the artists known style or had a certain raw energy not found in the highly polished main track.

Alas they are kind of a dying breed. The download culture has kind of removed the necessity for audio stuffing… you want a track, you buy a track. However the change in distribution has not necessarily caused a change in production. I doubt I’m the only one with loads of tracks sitting in their projects directory that are complete but somehow don’t fit into a release.

So, I want to revive this tradition but instead of bundling these tracks with other releases I’m going to release them for free under creative commons for all to enjoy. So for the meantime I’ve got some mastering to do…

Watch this space, they’ll start being uploaded soon

Love and Peace

Dataphiles

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  1. […] I promised previously I’m starting to add the B-sides from The Vibe Electric to the Download page. And here’s […]

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