The Final Strand was written to become a part of the CD sampler "Crash - a Tribute to JG Ballard" on which it was amongst tracks by, amongst others, Sabotage and ClockDVA (quite the achievement for me back then). Later it was also published on the "Solaris" tape release.
The inspiration for this melodic and melancholic piece of music comes from Ballard's short story "Terminal Beach" - which in German is called "Der letzte Strand" ("Strand" = Beach) which I then translated back into English incorrectly by mistake (somehow forgetting to translate Strand) - which explains the title not fitting to it's origin now. oO
This certainly is one of my favourite tunes, one that I'm not ashamed to have written (like some of the old Doodlebug stuff). :D