Below is a link for our old, previously physical only EP, 'This is Robotcore' newly mixed and mastered by Ben for a Pay What You Like Download.
After we released our first 'proper' record (i.e. on a record label), This is Disastercore, we immediately recorded the next EP to keep the ball rolling. How we decided on robots as the subject matter, we can't remember ('Tom Hanks Core' was also considered, with track titles including 'Run Forest, Run' and 'Joe vs The Volcano' being bandied around), but Ben was insistent on adding some electric drums and samples to make it sound a bit more industrial, a bit more robotic. The electronics made their way into R5D4, despite Alan's protests, and some of the vocals got a vocoder thrown on them.
The first to be recorded was T-1000, with Tom Savage (who mixed and mastered both albums) engineering and playing bass. After that first session, enthusiasm waned, and the target of four tracks was only reached by salvaging a track originally recorded for 'This is Dinocore'. Plesiosaurus became Mechagodzilla.
Since each song was recorded on a different day with an entirely different set up, mixing them wasn't going to be easy, so we thought we'd outsource the job to four different people and let them go nuts. The results were varied, and after a rather extreme mastering job at Ideal, with added kick for consistency, the original release of 'This is Robotcore' was noisy at best, so this new mix and master represents a more coherent version of the record that everybody concerned should be much happier with.
Perhaps the best thing about that release (on mini CD with fold out poster) was Gemma Correll's artwork (now widely known for her 'Pugs not Drugs' shirt - http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=21002290).
Ben still has a handful of those CDs (a limited number that will never be re-pressed) in both the UK and the US if anyone's interested - email firstname.lastname@example.org, but in the meantime, enjoy the remix, on bandcamp, for Free/Pay What You Like.