This (album) was going to be released at some point last year as a split with the Harpy Choir (QLD) though due to various circumstances never happened.
It was recorded on a broken 4 track that was essentially a 3 track when I was attempting to use it.
Most of the tracks were recorded at my house in Umina except for '50 years of pens' which was recorded on my cousin's piano in Brisbane and 'Digital sunbeam' which was recorded in Newcastle. The latter was more of an experiment in recording levels than a song and was never really intended to be included on the split. The Weather was also never really intended to be on the split and an older version appears on the 'Paintbat flies into carrot fields' collection. These songs will both be included here as 'flesher-out-erers' or indispensable additions to the character and fullness of this album.
Also worth mentioning is that if you are at all familiar with what Polyfox is doing now, you might be astonished to find that this sounds like some dude recorded it alone in his bedroom with his clothes all in loose piles and his CDs all in their wrong cases and not like the 'rock' band you saw at the Croat. This is because these recordings pre date the band and pretty much serve to give the listener an idea of what happened in between the dreamier/stoneder Polyfox of 2008 and the what it seems to be now. If you are unfamiliar with what Polyfox are doing now then you may disregard this paragraph completely.
One last thing: A label called 'Unique Beautiful Flowers' has put this out and have physical copies available for those interested in tangible items. It is 'UBF007'
released 11 May 2011
Songs, cover and recording - Nick French.
Motivator to make up the songs in the first place - Joe Alexander
Rescuer of the songs from the archives - Adam Rogers.
Motivator to draw album art - Adam Rogers
General motivator - Grant Hunter
Player of bass/guitar in subsequent band - Nathan Martin
Mastered by I suppose a human (only identified as 'Alchemix' on the master CDR) on 03/04/10
Mixed by (and this may be incorrect, I THINK IT WAS) Joe Alexander and the Alchemix human, maybe Julia Sirron was there too, I'm not sure, it's been a while...
Printing, cutting, stamping - Adam Rogers (also stamping by Matt Vaughn)
Inspirations - My brothers
massive special thanks to Adam rogers, if he didn't go to the trouble to get the songs then this wouldn't exist :)
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