After my frustrated little message a few days ago, I’ve been updated as to what’s happening with the above. Unfortunately, the project has had to be temporarily halted but it WILL be restructured in a bit less extravagant manner, making the whole thing a bit more affordable. Follow this link http://distractionsnothing.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/this-is-going-to-happen.html for more details.
I woke up this morning to an unwelcome surprise in my Inbox. I recently pre-ordered a digital download of the 40 tracks that constitute the complete Distractions project. The release has been well-established, so I was somewhat surprised that the tracks were not actually available immediately, but I was assured that I would receive the link at the appropriate time.
However, I’ve been notified that my payment has been refunded, which PayPal has confirmed. No further comment, no explanation, and when I go to Pledge Music, all it tells me is that this project has been closed. I have e-mailed Pledge Music with a request for information but heard nothing.
I really don’t understand what is going on, and to say that I am massively unimpressed to have my order rejected in such a peremptory manner, without any reason, does not incline me towards any other Distractions projects. It’s not like I’d ordered something physically limited in number, like the CD/LP box-set: the digital downloads should be theoretically infinite.
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.