Project: The Allure of Manure & More CD
A lot of people have been asking about our 1999 mini-album, The Allure of Manure. Mostly enquiries on whether it will be available again. The tape has been out of circulation for a long time now, that is unless you hunt down for the Sheep Farming in Malaysia 7″ EP which features four songs from Allure. But even that would only be available on some overseas distros somewhere, in the “bargain” section!
Anyway, around June 2007, right after recording nine new songs for the upcoming new album, we gave the old “pre-mastered” tracks of The Allure of Manure to our friend Lasse to remaster.
Two days ago I got the tracks back from Lasse, all nicely remastered! Now, there’s more highs, and more space in the mix, with angrier/fatter guitar sound and more refined bass! There’s nothing much he can do with the “flabby” snare sound but there’s not much you can do when the tracks are already “flattened” anyway.
But that’s not the only thing, I’ve also given him five extra tracks, taken from all the compilations we’ve appeared in from the Dari Jemapoh Ke Manchestee soundtracks (1996) to the tribute to Hijrah/The Pilgrims CD-R compilation (The Dude Puked On My Lap) and also the 2006’s Radio Malaya compilation.
So all in all we have 13 songs for this rerelease and it’s going to be called “The Allure of Manure and More”. The plan is to rerelease it on CD format and also on cassettes in Indonesia (very limited copies).
At the moment I’m redesigning the sleeve and hoping to press them next week. So stay tuned!