This has been a long time coming, but I am at long last making my way through the many volumes of Ball of Wax released before the Bandcamp era, acquiring permission from the artists, and uploading the music, art, and liner notes to that nifty platform (more material, you might complain, than I include with current releases. To which I say “You want liner notes? Buy the CD!”). We’ll be trickling them out over the coming months (years?), but today we are starting at the beginning with Volume 1, released way back in the Summer of 2005.
There’s a lot of great stuff to get acquainted (or reacquainted) with here, including early efforts by BoW mainstays and some favorites we haven’t heard from in way too long, such as Pufferfish, Amateur Radio Operator, Darryl Blood, Wesafari, and Seth Howard; and tantalizing pieces from projects that I wish we could have heard much more from, like Henry Hanks and geob0t.
You can download Volume 1 for free (or pay as much as you like), or you can always just give it a listen right here: