Poi Dog Pondering "Four On The Floor" (Digital Download)

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Poi Dog Pondering "Four On The Floor" (Digital Download)

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Digital Download: AAC 320 kbps quality.

Due to it's close to 2 hour length, this will most likely remain a Digital download only release.

Dance floor Rarities & Remixes pour la discothèque : 1994 - 2018

Remixes by:
Gavin Hardkiss, Mike Dunn, Maurice Joshua, LEGO, Matt Warren, Frique, Jevon Jackson, Martin Stebbing, 8fatfat8
Scott Ramsayer, Mel Hammond, Poi Energy Inc.,
& Soul Cosmonaut

 

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TRACK LISTING & CREDITS:

1 - All Saints Ascension: Soul Cosmonaut's slinky sexy remix
Frank Orrall: drums, bass, wurlitzer, percussion
Rick Gehrenbeck:  piano & synth
Susan Voelz: violin
el John Nelson:  congas
Julio Davis:  Vibes
Vocals: Frank, Carla Prather, Kornel Hargrove, Charlette Wortham, Robert Cornelius
Joseph Woullard - Bari Sax

2 - Platetectonic: Original 1994 Flava, Demo
MPC 3000, Synth bass and Keyboards - Frank Orrall
Up-right Bass - Rob Amster
Vox - Robert and Frank

3 - Heat Seeker (8fatfat8's Platetectonic remix)
All Instruments by Opah
Vocals by Opah, Robert & Carla

4 - Jack Ass Ginger: Poi Energy inc., Even Furthur Remix
MPC 3000, TB bass, Roland 888 - Frank
Juno Synth - Martin Stebbing
Piano - Max Crawford
Vocals - Frank and Robert


5 - That's The Way Love Is: Maurice Joshua's Ruckus Vocal Mix
Bass – Ron Hall
Guitar – Chip T. DuBos'e
Remix Produced by Maurice Joshua
Engineer – Martin Stebbing

6 - DIVA - 8fatfat8 remix
Scott Ramsayer - Pro-One
Frank - MPC 3000, Bass, ARP, Roland 880,
Max - Piano

7 - Platetectonic: M-Theory's "Higher Power" Remix
Engineer – M-Theory
Reconstruct, Remix – Matt Warren, Mike Rogers
Vocals – Rudolf, Robert, Frank, Arleen Newson, & Kornell

8 - POI NRG: Mike Dunn Mix
all instruments and Vox by Mike Dunn

9 - God's Gallipoli: 8fatfat8 Remix
Frank - MPC 3000, Bass, ARP
Martin - Juno Synth
Robert & Carla

10 - Compli-Spaced-Out: Poi Energy's midi malfunction remix
Synths & Bass and Drums: Matt Warren
MPC 3000, Roland synth: Frank Orrall
Pro-One: Scott Ramsayer
Vocals: Robert, Arleen & Kornell
Guitar: Dag Juhlin
Congas: Leddie Garcia
Synth: Martin Stebbing

11 - A Love Rains Down: Gavin Hardkiss Remix
Remix Produced by Gavin Hardkiss

12 - Complicated: LEGO's Side Tracked Dub
Remix Produced by Légo
Engineer – Johnny "Pa Pa" Fiasco*

13 - Can You Feel it?: PDP Original mix
(Out take from Electrique Plummagram)
Mixed by: Martin, Scott, Frank and Mel Hammond

14 - All Saints Ascension: The Frique Remix
Remix Produced by Frique.

15 - If I Were Music: Jevon Jackson Remix
Remix Produced by Jevon Jackson

16 - Everybody’s Got A Star (Poi Dog Pondering’s Original Mix)
Mixed By Martin Stebbing and Frank Orrall
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All Songs Written by Frank Orrall
Except: “Everybody’s Got A Star” Written by Frank Orrall & Rick Gehrenbeck;
& "That's the way love is" Written-By – Burke, Stingily & Lawson
& "A Love Rains Down" Music Written by Rick Smith, Karl Hyde, Darren Emerson, Lyrics written by Frank Orrall.

Publishing: 2018 Guava juice Music / c&p Platetectonic music 2018

 

In a sort of expansion on our “ Sweeping up the cutting room floor” album idea, We are starting a new series of Demos, Sketches, 1st Drafts, Alternate versions, Outtakes, Remixes & Rarities.
Showing the Compositions in Motion towards their trajectory to final album version and the Remix.

Track List:

1 - All Saints Ascension: Soul Cosmonaut's slinky sexy remix

2 - Platetectonic: Original 1994 Flava, Demo

3 - Heat Seeker (8fatfat8's Platetectonic remix)

4 - Jack Ass Ginger: Poi Energy inc., Even Furthur Remix

5 - That's The Way Love Is: Maurice Joshua's Ruckus Vocal Mix

6 - DIVA - 8fatfat8 remix

7 - Platetectonic: M-Theory's "Higher Power" Remix

8 - POI NRG: Mike Dunn Mix

9 - God's Gallipoli: 8fatfat8 Remix

10 - Compli-Spaced-Out: Poi Energy's midi malfunction remix

11 - A Love Rains Down: Gavin Hardkiss Remix

12 - Complicated: LEGO's Side Tracked Dub
Remix Produced by Légo
Engineer – Johnny "Pa Pa" Fiasco*

13 - Can You Feel it?: PDP Original mix
(Out take from Electrique Plummagram)

14 - All Saints Ascension: The Frique Remix

15 - If I Were Music: Jevon Jackson Remix

16 - Everybody’s Got A Star (Poi Dog Pondering’s Original Mix)

 


Notes:

The REMIX: (The interpretation of a song, for the dance floor.

DEMOS: (working version version of a song idea)
Like Gesture Sketch drawing helps a painter to develop composition, and balance the proportions,
or; the way a Rough Draft of a story helps a writer understand how to unfold the story, and shape it’s arc. Or, the way a Floor Plan drawing, or a Model of a building helps an architect or carpenter, layout & visualize the building…

A spontaneous demo version of a song helps the musician articulate the shape and thrust of the song idea; gives the song form and direction. And, helps the other musicians who will play on it’s final version, to get a physical idea of the intention of the composition. It’s like a 3 dimensional sonic model.

A composer once said to me; “I like to quickly frame the house first, careful not to get caught up in the details, and thus get bogged down…but, rather move quickly & intuitively, and realize the idea in a basic form. Afterwards, if I see that the song idea has substance, and a good foundation; I can go back in and build it from the inside out. It’s then I allow myself to be particular about the details”.  This struck me as true for myself as well, when I’m making demos.


EARLY VERSIONS AND ALTERNATE TAKES:
Often times, it takes a few attempts to record a song to comprehend and conceive it. It can be played slow or fast / Have different arrangement phases along the way / Different approaches in style. Occationally, abandoned song ideas get cannibalized and show up in other songs. Sometimes there are good ideas in alternate versions that never wind up on the final version because the songs evolve, or there is just no space in the mix… or, they get over looked.

OUT-TAKES:
Some song ideas make it all the way to the studio, and finally get left off the final cut list, just because the album is taking shape all its own, and some particular songs, tho loved, don’t quite seem to fit the vibe of the album concept, as a whole. Sometimes they show up on later albums, once we understand them better, or find the right album home for them.
We might go into the studio with twenty solid songs demos, or song start ideas. Then, once we get up to speed in the studio, new songs often start to write them selves along the way (as we have sort of woken the ghost) and we wind up with too many songs to choose from.

SONG DEVELOPMENT:
Many song ideas are experimented with in rehearsal, or directly in the studio while recording. Lot’s of ideas are tried. We like to try every idea that comes up. Once all ideas are considered and tested, It’s usually obvious to the majority which idea works the best.  
Different band members and sections bring ideas for layers of sound towards the making of the final version: Horn and String arrangements. Rhythm section augmentation, Vocal harmonies. Sonic textures and production elements; They all bring atmosphere & intricacy to the recording.