Following the theft of all his studio gear in 1997, lacking funds to replace it, and needing something to work on, Manning bought a Roland MC505 Groovebox. It seemed like a good idea at the time : a wide variety of sounds, on-board effects, not stupidly expensive, etc etc.
This proved to be a very frustrating move. All the MC505's sounds are sample-based, and so there is no capacity to fundamentally change their core character, plus all editing is carried out within a nest of menus on a tiny lcd screen.
For these, as well as other life-change reasons, it took a long time for new material to emerge. The spur to complete the collection was Baked Goods' offer to pay for all manufacturing costs in return for distribution rights. It's doubtful that Baked ever recouped those costs, but the offer was greatly appreciated.
All pieces were written from scratch in an early windows-based version of Cubase, recorded direct to a DAW using the MC505's internal mixer and effects.
The downloads are slightly different to the vinyl versions, in that the vinyl versions underwent some mastering magic at Dubplates, Berlin. These are taken from the original master WAVs.
released October 1, 2001
Published by germstore 2001
Copyright germstore 2001