Durge

1996
EtherReal
From Headspace

This song was the last of the techno/rave stuff I had in me from the 8-bit realm. I didn’t do another jungle or drum’n’bass track for a while after this.

This started out as a track called Durge, which was a slowish spooky electro piece, with some 909 drums in, then I got bored with it and put it away for a while. A little later, a fellow tracker said, quite plainly, ‘make me a jungle track!’ so I did. I took this one out again and transformed it into a jungle tune, which ended up being called Durge4Dac.

Both tracks were the same basic four chord progression and bassline, just with different intensity levels, so at one one point I put them together, slow then fast, and that became the St. Louis Procession Version (for some reason). Then when it came time to put Headspace together, I took the slow part off the beginning again and called the track Durge4N (the ‘N’ was for a girl I was seeing at the time).

Finally, in 2006, I remastered the track with the slow and fast parts back together again as they were in the St. Louis Procession Mix.

Despite all of these versions, not a single one of them has DIRGE spelled correctly.


EtherReal

Durge

The original slow version, lost, along with the Ark of the Covenant.

EtherReal

Durge4Dac

The fast version, lost, just like my sense of normalcy.

EtherReal

Durge

St. Louis Procession Version

This was the combination of the above two versions.

EtherReal

Durge4N

This was the shorter album version which incorporated most of the elements of the two above iterations.

EtherReal

Durge

2006 Remastered – Full Length

This is essentially the St. Louis Procession version with a new mixdown.

EtherReal

Durge

Minimal

This is based on the 2006 remaster, an alternate, stripped-down arrangement.

Credits

written, produced and arranged by EtherReal. © 1996 Woof Boom Productions.

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