Everyone loves hidden tracks on CDs, but there’s huge debate about where they should be placed. We argued about how it should be done on our CD and the majority won, it went at the end of CD with a 10 minute silence. The only things that alluded to it’s existence were:
- The credits hidden in the dirt of the inside cover (digital + physical)
- The 2 extra seemingly silent tracks on the CD (physical only)
The method we used causes a number of annoying issues when you’re enjoy the CD as a whole, the major of which is there’s a big 10 minute silence where it doesn’t really finish and loop back to the start. Real hidden tracks are hidden between index 0 and track 1 and you get to them by rewinding backwards from track 1. They don’t interrupt the flow of play and they’re stumbled onto “by accident”.
A good example of this style of hidden tracks in Australian Hip-Hop:
- Drapht – The Life of Riley (A hidden track Layla called Lost The Plot)
- Funkoars – The Hangover (A hidden track called Dirty Old Man)
- Funkoars – The Quickening (A skit on sampling)
- Hilltop Hoods – Left Foot, Right Foot (Afternoon Group Session)
- Hilltop Hoods – The Calling (A hidden track called “Stay The Fuck Away Because I Spilt When I’m Talking”)
- Hilltop Hoods – The Hard Road (A hidden track called “Ya Feel Big?”)
What nobody does (that I’m aware of), is hidden tracks in their digital releases, they’re usually just bonus tracks. UNTIL NOW.
If you purchased our album on bandcamp, there’s a hidden track stashed in that zip you downloaded somewhere.
Stay tuned for how to find and open that track, or get adventurous and work it out yourself!