This is a collection of songs written and recorded in various bedrooms between 2010 and 2011, using the most basic, inexpensive recording equipment. Over this period we learned how to play our instruments and began writing songs which turned out to be rather naive, sentimental pop songs. As we gradually gained proficiency they became more dense, layered and employed more experimentation with space and atmosphere. Prior to releasing our first professionally produced single & B-side, we thought it necessary to release the music that had come from 2 years of developing our sound. Not to say that we've necessarily arrived, but it seemed appropriate to put all of our previous songs together, in one place.
The album consists of a chronology of the songs we wrote, mostly for our own enjoyment; some of which haven't been heard by anyone but us. Some have been remixed/mastered and others have been left in a 'demo' state. Please forgive any flaws in the production or playing, they're admittedly far from perfect.
These songs were a process of discovery for us.
We hope you find some enjoyment from hearing them.
released 10 December 2011
All music written by Archdukes:
Danny Melville, Trent Bazley, Elliot Heinrich & Jacob Trotter.
Lyrics by: Elliot Heinrich except:
"The Cave" by Melville & Heinrich
"The Hunted" by Trotter & Heinrich
"Murder Ballad" by Trotter
"Love Me If You Dare" by Heinrich and Amaan Hassen.
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