Seems like the newsletter already made the may record by wixel sold out. “Two Old Songs” is now only available as a digital download. For those unaware what it exactly is; during the month of May I finally managed to record some old live songs. During the past 5 years(!) those songs have changed a lot. (Remember a guitar-only version of “Sorry” with Greg Haines & Ulrike Dragon which is quite far from the electronic version now). So did the working titles. “Friends” started as “Slaapwel” because it took some parts of the first slaapwel song, then turned into “Slaapwel Karen Ikea” (because of added bits of the song “Karen” Ikea and becoming the mammoth “Slaapwel Karen Ikea You Black Emperor!” because of added postrock vibes. So.. here it is in its longest version, may ‘09. It includes the various intros, outros and middle parts this song has had in the past. It hasn’t got much left to do with the original “Slaapwel” song, but it’s full on indie-tronica-post-rock-for-ever, mainly because live it’s fun to add a little excitement. This is probably the most accesible wixel since the old days. Also, despite the “two” songs, it’s almost 30 minutes long. The cd now gone, you can still get the digital download.
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