The Distractions: Parabolically Yours


At long last, the Distractions collection project Parabolically Yours, is nearing availability.

It’s been a long time coming and it’s been curated with admirable care. It includes everything the band recorded, on 3 CDs and one high-quality vynil album, and it’s full of alternate versions, live tracks and the later years recordings up till 2013. There’s also a 100+ page hardback book of information and pictures, plus there are different levels of extras, depending on your commitment. This is a one-time only, limited to 500 copies edition, and you can pledge to get your copy here and nowhere else.

You’ll have to forgive me if I don’t sound as enthusiastic as I could, but as I’ve long since feared would be the case, I can’t afford it, so whilst I’m happy to plug it, it’s not going to do me any good.

Good luck, everyone.

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12 thoughts on “The Distractions: Parabolically Yours

  1. The forthcoming 10-track sampler courtesy of Mike and Steve is good value, and will keep your ears distracted until possible future releases of parts of the set

    1. Hi. I’ve gone to the site, ordered and paid for the 40 track digital download. It’s taken my money but told me this is a Pre-Order, and given me no means of accessing the Download. This does not seem right. Can you clarify what the process is and why I’ve been asked to pay for something that should be instantly available but isn’t?

  2. Hi, and thanks for the update. I’ve actually been aware of this option for about a month but having had to invest in a new laptop, haven’t had the spare cash. After next month’s payday, I shall be taking this up. And no doubt I’ll blog the set on here.

  3. Hi, correct it’s a pre-order. The download will be available once the set is launched. I think that’s how all Pledge based download pre-orders work. Neil at HiddenMasters can explain more if you’d like to email me.

    1. As long as that’s so, though I am more used to Kickstarter, where the money isn’t taken until the Project is fully-funded. Forgive my ignorance, but whilst I can understand the volume (and cost) of the work that’s gone into the physical artefacts, I would have assumed that mp3 copies of all the tracks would have been prepared by now and, being intangible, ready to be made available.

      1. And without a word of explanation, my £40 has been refunded, the Project is closed and it seems I will not be able to get the downloads after all. I can’t say that I’m impressed.

      2. Without a word of explanation? Well all Pledgers should have received an email from PledgeMusic “Important information regarding Parabolically Yours from Hidden Masters”. This will be posted on the Distractions website soon.

        Sorry that you’re not impressed. Everyone who’s worked on this project for years in this project is disappointed that it’s had to be halted for now, but the pledging had stalled! Several thousands of pounds cannot be be plucked from thin air.

        But the PY campaign will be back and this release WILL happen – just as a slightly less extravagant offering at lower prices. Your patience is appreciated.

      3. Hi Dan

        No, I received no such e-mail, only the one saying my money had been refunded. Thank you for putting me in the picture. And I apologise for my grumpy tone above. My disappointment is nothing against that of yourself and everyone else involved in putting this together. I’ll definitely be back when you’re ready to try again, and who knows? Maybe I might not have to restrict myself to digital downloads?

      4. Without a word of explanation? Well all Pledgers should have received an email from PledgeMusic “Important information regarding Parabolically Yours from Hidden Masters”. This will be posted on the Distractions website soon.

        Sorry that you’re not impressed. Everyone who’s worked on this project for years is disappointed that it’s had to be halted for now, but the pledging had stalled! Several thousands of pounds cannot be be plucked from thin air.

        But the PY campaign will be back and this release WILL happen – just as a slightly less extravagant offering at lower prices. Your patience is appreciated.

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