Comments: Bacchanale

Bacchanale was one of the first songs I ever heard of Paul's early InSoc demo material. The frantic, crazy nature of it excited me no end, and was the deciding factor in my joining the band.

That lead synth line was a hard part for Kristie (Kaerlin) to learn, because it was played as a combination of keyboard notes and pitch-bend. You'd hold down a key on the Roland Promars for the first note. Then, holding that key down, you'd push up the pitch-bend stick for the second note, and release it for the third. Moving to another key was the fourth note, and then you'd do the pitch-bend thing for the 5th and 6th, and so on.

There was originally a spoken piece that went with it, but Paul decided it was too silly to use. I sort of liked it... We printed it as "lyrics" on the E.P. cover.