Now available only at Band Camp: A truly rare archival recording, “Raised by Piranha” was originally released in 1987 in a very limited run – probably fewer than 25 cassette copies escaped! Recorded on various media: direct to cassette, cassette porta-studio and direct to stereo digital and then digitally mastered on the Sony PCM 701es. Daniel was assisted by musical compatriots Jamie Haggerty and Tom Dougherty who provided extra synth textures and chimed in with lyric ideas for “Ranch-Style Sushi” as well. Kristi Mergenthaler wrote and sang “Hilbert Space” on a lark - this special edition includes two versions of this quirky track. The words for “Roadmap and Aerial Photographs” date back to 1974 as part of a collection of poetry Daniel was writing a few years before he started composing music. This is indeed an eclectic, somewhat bizarre and perhaps Daniel Crommie’s least “commercial” work to date.
Includes one bonus track
Here's a recent review: "Raised By Piranha is certainly not going to be for everyone, and is pretty dated sounding by today's standards, but if you have a soft spot for '80s new wave and electro/synth pop, you'll be able to have a lot of fun with this one."
Read the complete review here.