UK post-rock luminaries SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI share remastered ‘Demo 2004’ EP in full; limited edition reissue available now on H42 Records!
After fifteen years in the archives, UK’s instrumental post-rock torchbearers SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI and H42 Records are reissuing a fully remastered version of their long out-of-run ‘Demo 2004’ EP on extra limited 7” vinyl and cassette tape. Stream it in full exclusively via Invisible Oranges, and order your copy now!
This is a highly limited one-off pressing of the first documented recordings of SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI featuring the original line up of Marlon King (guitars), Nick Hannon (bass), Stevie B (drums) and Blake (effects). ‘Demo 2004’ reflects on the post-metal and progressive instrumental roots of the band in its original form. The reissue comes with a new artwork from long-term collaborator Seldon Hunt (Neurosis, ISIS, Pelican), and a reversible sleeve print featuring the new 2021 artwork and the original 2004 artwork.
Stream the remastered ‘Demo 2004’ EP on Invisible Oranges
« Like a prototype craft, Demo 2004 feels a little less detailed than later releases, but it has the key ingredients to any Sons of Alpha Centauri release: smart, jagged riffs wind around a central theme with a locked-in bass groove acting as a springboard for layered (…) While later iterations of the band brought further developments, this demo holds its own with an exquisitely captured performance straight from the hearts of these spacemen. » describe Invisible Oranges.
‘Demo 2004’ has been remastered by John McBain (Desert Sessions, Monster Magnet) and will be issued on four different colour formats (white, grey, gold and traditional black) on heavyweight 7” vinyl. Limited to only 200 copies, it comes with a limited HOTD Obi strip, original era SOAC logo 25mm badge, skateboard sticker, first show set list and a 3” CD of the tracks featuring an exclusive remix of « 9 » by Nadja (Hydrahead, Consouling Sounds). It’s also be available in limited edition cassette tape and digital through Bandcamp.
Recorded at the Yacht Club, Isle of Sheppey, UK in November 2004.
Mixed by Sons of Alpha Centauri // Remastered by John McBain
Released worldwide by H42 Records.
Distributed in Europe by Clearspot Distribution // Distributed in UK by Code 7