Spanning over 7 years of a prolific career, the album contains B sides from all 3 of Gary's albums - Wooden Boxes & Thought Hunting (2006), Contraption Distoria (2010) and Midnight Atlas (2012).
Gary usually records almost double the amount of songs for an album that actually make the final record, leaving alot of unused work. "It's not about the B sides being inferior songs, they just don't always fit the tone of the record". Fans will be eager to hear the solo recordings that didn't make the final cut of Midnight Atlas, ultimately a quartet release.
Included in the album are 4 tracks from an unreleased EP recorded in early 2013, featuring mostly nylon guitar and psychedelics.The original solo Wooden Boxes version of "Toast", which ended up transforming as a Cabins in the Forest song. And a live studio instrumental piece with Guy Buttery on sitar, recorded literally the day Gary and Guy met in a studio soundtrack session in Durban, 2005.
released 03 December 2013
Recorded between June 2006 - Jan 2013
All tracks written, performed, produced and mixed by Gary Thomas, except "Dear Simply feat Guy Buttery" - written by Gary Thomas and Guy Buttery, recorded by Doug Proctor, Durban, South Africa. And "The Second" written by Gary Thomas and Doug Proctor, featuring Doug Proctor on guitar and tap water.
Hydrothecus - Unreleased EP Jan 2013
The Second - Unreleased song 2008
Netherhead - Unreleased EP Jan 2013
Careless - Unreleased EP Jan 2013
Toast - Wooden Boxes & Thought Hunting B side 2006
Intention - Midnight Atlas B side 2012
Nightowls - Midnight Atlas B side 2012
The Wide Edge - Midnight Atlas B side 2012
Dear Simply feat Guy Buttery - Documentary Recording B side 2006
B.O.A - Contraption Distoria B side 2010/ 2013
Most tracks mastered by Mark Hako. Some mastered by Gary Thomas.
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