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Sunday, December 13, 2009

File 13 (a.k.a. Full Dimensional) - Demos (circa 1994)

The first post of a trilogy of FILE 13 / FULL DIMENSIONAL stuff, kindly compiled and "remastered" for HLFP by our old friend BRIAN ANDREW MAREK (who also supplied us with the excellent MANIK MYK THOMPSON recordings) – another true labor of love for a friend.
Thanks again, BaM!!!

Get this stuff! Excellent guitar driven homemade psychedelic/indie rock!

"I first met Andrew Aldrich at Saint Louis' The Way Out Club in the mid '90's. It was open mic night and I was at the bar ordering a beer when I suddenly heard something familiar and wonderful but almost bafflingly unexpected in context: Somebody was covering Syd Barrett's "Octopus"! Needless to say, he had my absolute attention for the rest of the set, and I struck up a conversation when it was over. One of the first things he told me was that his all-time favorite artists were Syd, The Flaming Lips, and Nirvana. Another was that he made lots of four-track cassette recordings in a psychedelic rock vein, usually playing all the instruments, under the name File 13. I was musically smitten.
Much has changed in the ensuing time. Andrew moved from Sikeston, Missouri to Memphis, Tennessee to Detroit, Michigan. File 13 became Full Dimensional when he discovered another File 13. Cassettes became CD-R's. But Andrew has remained prolific, and I have a big chunk - though not necessarily all - of his very healthy discography. I am in the process of ripping his old cassettes in chronological order, so here's the album he placed in my hand that first night at The Way Out, File 13's "Demos". Despite the utilitarian name and art (both would become more imaginative with future releases), this tape perfectly justifies Andrew's claim of Barrett/Coyne/Cobain as his holy trinity, filtered oh so beautifully through the bedroom studio aesthetic. Not to mention the funniest Bob Dylan parody ever ("Talkin' Travelin' Blues")!"

Favourite track: 'Surely Unsure' and many more...

File 13 (a.k.a. Full Dimensional) - Demos

(circa 1994)

(mp3-zip, 18 tracks (2 cover songs were left out), 58 min, 144,3 MB)
Get it here or here or here or here!


Anonymous said...

Get the 2 missing tracks here:

Anonymous said...

awesome backstory on this guy! downloading now, as i am a huge cobain and syd fan myself..

russ of aural incline