As mentioned in last week's blog entry
, the remixed and remastered version of the demo that was recorded last fall as a requirement for the CONGA 2008 is available online in digital format. At last!
Here's the cover art and track listing :
2. In The Taste Of The Day
3. Countless Questions
A few notes :
"In The Taste Of The Day" is a remix of a 2005 recording and thus features Poligraf's previous bassist, Isaac Desgagné-Bouchard, on bass and backing vocals.
"Reinfused" was recorded as a spare track and replaces Gentle Giant's "Cogs In Cogs" which was originally included on the demo that was submitted to the contest.
Both these songs have been selected as "singles" and are available for free download on some of the fine sites listed below.
We plan to release a CD version in the weeks to come, but before we proceed we must first select a mastering engineer among those who have been generous enough to offer us a free sample of their abilities. The lucky winner will get to master all 4 tracks. You're invited to influence our choice by letting us know which track sounds the best to your ears.
Even though the tunes have been remixed and remastered and augmented with a few overdubs, these recordings are a far cry from what we would like to offer you. You can hear the occasional bum notes, some of the vocals are badly out of tune and couldn't be redone, and as we were limited by the number of available channels during our recording sessions, the tom-toms are barely recognizable. Also, most of the tracks were corrupted to some extent because of a problem with our recording setup (i.e. "clock sync"), and although some digital restoration tools have been used to declick the final mixes, there are still artefacts remaining.
We know it's nearly a crime against humanity not being able to offer you decent versions of these songs as they deserve better than a rushed recording. If you'd like to help us rectify this unfortunate situation, you're invited to show your support. And by the way, if you are in a position to help us record our first album, please contact us as we are currently considering our options.
Here's a list of music sites, music stores, and social networks where Poligraf has a presence :
And here's what you can do to help :
- post comments and reviews about our music
- add our music to your playlists
- add us to your friends/contacts
- recommend us to your friends/contacts
- vote for us
- buy our tracks
- generally show your enthusiasm for what we do
Please note that wherever possible we have set the songs' price at 80 cents, but it may vary from store to store according to each site's particularities.
Thanks in advance for your participation!
Other locations will follow, and we plan to post an update here when we're done, but in the meantime keep an eye on the links
section as new sites will appear there first.
Looks like it's a wrap. We thank you for your continued support. Hope you enjoy the music!