The artist Hrvatski has an updated version of the release Swarm & Dither, called Swarm & Dither + (20th Anniversary). The new release has a slightly different order than the previous versions, as well as many new tracks. The title is what is throwing me.
After reading through Release and Release group, and a couple community posts, I’m still a little confused on exactly how to format this.
My understanding at this point is that it should be considered part of the original release group, with the following format:
- Title: Swarm & Dither +
- Release Group: Swarm & Dither
- Disambiguation: 20th Anniversary
Is this correct, or am I missing something key here? Should the full title be
Swarm & Dither + (20th Anniversary)? They did the same with their Oiseaux 96-98 release, but without the
20th Anniversary annotation (
+ version here).
The Bandcamp page lists the releases from which this anniversary release took its tracks:
paru le 20 mars 2020
All of S&D (including the Japan-only bonus track), plus the “IDM/Epoxy” & “Eruption 1970” EPs, a couple of compilation tracks & relevant alternates/demos str8 from the archive. DEAL. WITH. IT.
It does not sound like 3 or 4 bonus tracks, it sounds way much more.
So I would create a new compilation release group, linked to these mentioned original release groups, as are included in.
And use the same recordings.
If not same recordings (self-covers or new mixes), then no link to original release, either.
I was so focused on the title, I completely missed that they were from other albums. Fantastic insight, @jesus2099! Thanks for the clarity and advice.