While cleaning up the
harddisk of one of his studio PC’s, Gert Emmens discovered a folder with
many unreleased tracks of Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij, recorded between 2006
and 2014. Gert and Ruud were not aware of the fact that they still had
them, thinking they had got lost at some point. After listening to the
tracks, both Gert and Ruud realized it would be a waste not to release
The tracks are chronologically ordered: 2006: CD1: track 1; 2007: CD1: tracks 2 and 3; 2008: CD1: track 4 2009: CD1: track 5; CD2: tracks 1, 2 and 3; 2010: CD2: tracks 4 and 5; 2011: CD3: tracks 1 and 2; 2013: CD3: tracks 3, 4 and 5; 2014: CD3: track 6
All tracks are previously unreleased with the exception of: Velvet Sky (in a shorter version, 7:14, on Analogy 2 (sampler), 2006); Departure 8 AM (in a shorter version, 7:49, on Gert Emmens - Outland, 2014); The Tank Engine (in a slightly shorter version, 5:27, on Schallplatte XVI (sampler) 2014).
All tracks are recorded in the studios of Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij, with the exception of Nova Zembla, recorded on February 2008 in Studio Dazzlin’ J., in Utrecht, Netherlands. All tracks are composed and played by Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij. Photo of Atacama Desert railway by Abriendomundo. Three photos of Gert & Ruud taken by Heike Mäder, on 2020, Februari 14 at Station Beekbergen, Netherlands. Three disc photos taken by Gert Emmens, taken 2019, July 17 at Arco de Baúlhe, Portugal. Cover design and photoshopping by Gert Emmens.