release date: 09-11-2018
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File under: SKINNY PUPPY. Limited First Pressing on Digipak!
✓ Unearthed, previously unreleased Skinny Puppy demos and outtakes
✓ Includes collaborations with Bill Leeb (Front Line Assembly, Delerium)
✓ Stayed at #1 on Bandcamp for one week upon announcement
✓ Limited collectors’ yellow vinyl available
Bites and Remission-era demos, out-takes, and braps by Skinny Puppy’s founder. In the early days of Skinny Puppy, when the band was mostly just an idea, cEvin Key spent much of his time in his apartment, recording demos and experimenting with electronic equipment. These recordings, some of which went on to be the basis for early Skinny Puppy releases like Back and Forth, Bites, and Remission, are finally released as part of the famous Back and Forth series! Brap and Forth Vol. 8 is a collection of a dozen demos, out-takes, and braps by cEvin Key, re- corded between 1983 and 1985. The collection finally gives us a glimpse into the birth of Skinny Puppy, those first experiments that would blossom and contort into the visionary sound of the band’s first albums. A dozen Bites and Remission-era demos are presented here, transferred from cEvin Key’s own archive, restored, and remastered. Three of the recordings feature Wilhelm Schroeder, aka Bill Leeb, founder and singer of Front Line Assembly, and of course an early Skinny Puppy band-member. The release is bookended by two other demos from later periods, perhaps to emphasize the centrality that the earlier material represents. Artoffact Records will be releasing Brap and Forth Vol. 8 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats.
01. Scratch BRAP (1988)
02. cEvin Key & Wilhelm Schroeder - Remember Ash (1984)
03. Pathway (1983 demo)
04. Home BASS (1984 back and forth out-take)
05. Doobie Drive (1984 out-take)
06. coma (1984) 03:26
07. dont look behind your eyes (1984)
08. Floating (dragon experience 1985 out-take)
09. scraPpy BrapPy (remnant slice 1984)
10. cEvin Key & Wilhelm Schroeder - FlyZ (1984)
11. ChromaDOG (Remission demo 1984)
12. cEvin Key & Wilhelm Schroeder - Jam Brak (1983)
13. sniper (1984)
14. lifeRAMP (2001)