|The original 1985 artwork|
Then Garside decided he wasn't happy with the music,and proceeded to dump the project. Leaving this sole copy to gather dust in Peter J's attic.
Peter has kindly digitized it, and reworked/redesigned the artwork, to better represent the theme of the composition.
I'll let Peter explain:
"Inside the folder you'll find the original cover that I made, with a cartoon pinched from Hunt Emerson. All on green card, and a bit boring, but he liked it enough to ask me to design the covers for his subsequent tapes. Bear in mind this was before PCs, so all done on Letraset and photocopier!
When I ripped the tape I thought that I would try to find some titles for the tracks, so I've named them all after famous historical jesters. While I was researching I found a Joker playing card that I though would make a better cover, so I've upgraded.. All ripped in 320, volume corrected and tagged."
The music itself is your usual Garside minimal melodic synthesiser symphonies,with all those georgeous (sic) warm analogue electronics; like a bedroom Edgar Froese.
The best album Integrated Circuit Records NEVER released!
2 Will Somers
5 William Kempe
2 Thomas Skelton
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