DAYS 33 - 1;
Every day from Monday 11th September until Thursday 12th October, there
will be a real time "Days To Go" release countdown on the front page of
this website. On the Facebook Event Page, however, there is a special 30-1
countdown, each day featuring a graphic plate and free music track related
to one of the included albums (the free music will also be made available
on this website via our imaginatively titled "The Free Music Page"). There
are two exceptional days along the way when we'll pause that special
countdown, after which it and the website will be in synch (from 19 down);
the first of these is on Wednesday 20th September, it being the 30th
anniversary of The Grain Festival, certainly worthy of a day to itself. Do
watch out for something a bit special coming your way on the freebies page
and Facebook there. The second is Saturday 23rd September, a pause to mark
the 18th anniversary of the death of original MMATT synthesist, Kate
Twilight. On that day, the free track will be, most appropriately, due to
Kate's significant input on it, "Caulphorquaets", originally released on
"The At Twilight Time Album" (C-4014) in November 1987. Jay and I had been
playing around with a sequence we really liked, we knew we could make
something good come out of it, but were seriously struggling to get there.
Finally, we realised that what it needed was a good melody line to go with
our electronic brand of freakiness, so up went the shout, "Call for Kate!"
The final title is, of course, a pun on the Squeeze song, "Cool For Cats".
Exceptional Day 2 - Kate
Twilight - RIP - Thursday 23rd September 1999
Exceptional Day 1 - The Grain
Festival - Sunday 20th September 1987
The collection is officially released on Friday 13th October, unlucky for
some, on which day the website will be updated to include details of how
to place your order. The reason I picked that date is because it was that
of the release of our first ever 'out of house' album, "Please Don't Touch
My Yoghurt" by Christ! (MMATT 32, 1989). Until that point, I'd been
personally involved in the recording of the vast majority of the music
we'd put out, as well as assembling the masters and making the inlays.
This was the first album ever received as a 'finished product', which
would later become the norm for Music & Elsewhere, so has always had a
special place in our history. To commemorate that special place, a free
mp3 download of the entire C60 album will be available from the Friday
(via Dropbox), courtesy of the band's Philip Hutchinson, to whom we offer
a big ta kissy kissy.
On the Facebook Event Page, over the whole release weekend (probably won't
start until late afternoon on the Friday though, give the Americans a
chance to get out of bed), the plan is to keep things interesting enough
to have people popping back and forth to see what's going on. There'll be
postings (no, seriously), graphics, photos, music, videos, free downloads,
giveaways and undoubtedly a few surprises. Come and join us!
On Sunday 15th October, to mark the end of the release weekend, we'll be
making a free mp3 download of the original "United World Underground"
compilation (MMATT CD 2, 2001), the CD of which is included in the
collection, available via Dropbox.