Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wait, Remastered, Now Available as FLAC, MP3, AAC

It is the holiday season once again! With Black Friday behind us, and Cyber Monday (plus who knows how many other 'sales events') at hand, you are most likely picking and pondering over gifts and lists. Perhaps you are wrestling over what to get that picky music listener who may already own the entire King Crimson, Yes and/or Flower Kings catalogs. We have a couple of ideas...

Melodic Revolution Records has released Vol.2 of A Progressive Christmas, which features some great, modern prog bands, and even a little Vivaldi. We encourage you to check it out.

Also of note to our fans, the Gravity Tree Ultimate Backward instrumental "Wait", which was featured on the original Melodic Revolution Records release, "A Very Progressive Christmas, Vol.1", is available again this year. Our song was carefully remastered especially for this holiday album. Here's a direct link to the new "Wait" page:

You can listen to the song full-length, as well as all the songs from both volumes, at Melodic Revolution Records' web pages.

You will find "Wait" available in several download formats (your choice at download), including MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and FLAC. For the audiophiles in our ranks, this FLAC file is about as close to our original master as anything we've heard so far in a compressed format file.

Be sure to check it out.


Thanks for listening, and happy holidays!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rhapsody and the Delay Effect

We're happy to announce that after a long delay in posting, followed by technical issues, "Building" is now ready to play and download on Rhapsody! Here's the short link:

Thanks to CDBaby for help with this issue, and to Rhapsody for resolving it on their end in timely fashion.

We should tell you that this and other events had caused us to delay any further music releases. We know some of you have been waiting awhile, and we wanted you to know what has been going on to cause this delay.

We have been concerned about releasing more downloads for a myriad of reasons, and several things led to the delay: Tech issues at Rhapsody and other sites; the 'new' and possibly unstable overhauls going on with sites like MySpace and others; and some recent issues with distribution. (It didn't help that Alan injured himself, causing him to stay off the drums for a number of weeks. Getting back up to speed took a little longer than expected - there is no excuse for sloppy drum tracks!)

Bottom line: It's no good for us to tell you new music is out, and then discover it isn't working right, or isn't available as promised. Our confidence that we had a working pipeline to all our listeners was low. So rather than frustrate you, we put on the brakes, and decided to work on what we could fix, and wait on what we couldn't.

But that's behind us. We're encouraged that things are moving forward with stores and our distributors, and feel better about releasing new music soon. We'll be focusing on getting the songs (and some new merch) out to you in the near future, and our fans and friends who get our newsletter will get a heads-up in advance, and early access before everyone else.

We're working on the release of at least 2 new songs before the end of the year, and some cool merch too. So stay tuned.

Thanks for listening!