Sawdust Aromatics

by Brian Grainger & David Tagg

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Originally released as 192 KBPS MP3 files at the Rope Swing Cities netlabel in 2008, Sawdust Aromatics remains a notable release for both Brian and David. David's contributions see him sidestepping his 21MG Series recording style a bit, and playing with more texture than was typical for him at the time. The atmospherics David employed on Sawdust Aromatics would later return on 2009's Wind Blown Guitar album. Brian's pieces are extensions of his session recording for Attacknine, slowly but surely building his album Summer's Parting Ways, which is still unreleased. The track "Summer's Parting Ways" is itself an alternate version of another shorter piece named "Rural Sparks", which appears on the SPW album. Altogether, Sawdust Aromatics expressed the boys' desire to represent themselves as a cohesive unit even when not overdubbing onto each other's creations. Until now, this album has never been given a master-quality release.


released April 16, 2008

Written and produced by Brian Grainger and David Tagg. Photography by Luke Hazard. This is Second Sun Recordings number SSRD-07.



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Brian Grainger and David Tagg, by any other name, are still Brian and David. Those names have been VCV, Viking Destroyer, SEAS and likely more yet to come. This archive of their works will be maintained and expanded as time allows.

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