Threes Too (Remastered)
*11/28/15 - A newly remastered version of the instrumental Threes Too is now available at CDBaby
The song was originally the final track on the album Life or Dessert?. The CD has gone out-of-print, and while downloads are always available, the general sound of the instrumental piece - while the best that could be done at the time - wasn't all that it could have been.
The remastered version takes a solid step forward toward improving the overall sound and balance of the track, considering its source. You can hear it in the player on this page, and download it from our ReverbNation page.
If you prefer a FLAC file, head over to our CD Baby page.
*04/04/15 - Latest Gravity Tree Blog post is up.
Note that for the sake of brevity (and sanity), this and all future blog updates will simply link to the blog from here, not reprint it as before.
Exceptions include Special Announcements and events, which will be listed here as normal. For those looking for even more information, free music and unique offers, it is suggested that you sign up for the newsletter.
This month's entry is entitled "The 12 Minute White Elephant in the Studio."
The End of the Beginning
The last day of the first month of a new year finds Linc and myself trying to work on some of his (solo) project, and a couple of the next Gravity Tree pieces.
It was decided that an update here was needed as we have not communicated since the holidays were in full-swing. We are still here. New music is in development.
And there will be a more informative announcement in the next few weeks.
Until then, some of our noise is streaming (for free) on our Power of Prog page...
Gravity Tree on Slacker
*11/30/14 - Those who use Slacker for their web music and streaming needs can find us here.
You can find our album ULTIMATE BACKWARD
and our earlier album LIFE OR DESSERT?...
...More news soon.
Free CWTD Download for Halloween
*10/29/14 - Here we are in late October, already!
Some of you have noticed Gravity Tree on the various social networks as we promote our seasonally appropriate song, Conversing with the Dead (aka CWTD). We didn't write it that way; it just seems to fall into the Halloween camp.
The new material is still being hatched as it were. Meanwhile, we thought we'd share CWTD with our friends and fans who might not have grabbed it here or have yet to own the album on which it originally appeared, ULTIMATE BACKWARD.
So if you're already on our email list (or sign up quick!), you'll be able to get a free download of CWTD. Just head over to our page at ReverbNation to download Conversing with the Dead or use this link:
It's a small way of doing something for Halloween for our friends and fans to say "thanks".
(Full disclaimer: The download is the original version of CWTD. If you want the 2011 remastered hi-resolution version, it's on BandCamp for just a buck; we couldn't work out the freebie there and can't post the hi-rez stuff with ReverbNation yet.)
This freebie is only offered through Halloween (October 31st) at which time it turns into a pumpkin?...so don't delay.
Conversing with the Dead. FREE MP3. Now through Friday midnight PDT.
We hope those doing the Halloween thing will have a safe and happy one - well, if you want a happy Halloween - maybe you go for the trick instead of the treat?...
The End of Life or Dessert?
*09/24/14 - If you've followed our Tweets, you know that our album Life or Dessert? is out-of-print. It is now at a point where new copies are scarce.
So it seemed worthwhile to rundown where CDs are still available just in case anyone put off picking it up until the very last minute...
As of the date of this blog:
CDBaby: 2 copies in stock
Amazon: 1 copy in stock
(The Amazon page says "more on the way" but we're not sure where they could be getting these; the usual distributor has only 1 copy in their warehouse.)
HBDirect states they have "low stock", which we believe to mean they have 1 copy
...and that's it. Every other store we know of says "unavailable" or "out-of-stock". After a lengthy search, we sent off the last couple of new copies we were able to find anywhere to CDBaby a few weeks ago.
Of course you can always download Life or Dessert? from a dozen or so sites. All legitimate download and steaming sites we know of are listed on our Links page.
One other thing to be said here about downloads is that we miss all the artwork you can get with a physical CD. Most download sites might give you the front cover, rarely the back, and almost never include the insert artwork. Some of the sensory experience one can have in listening and looking at a new album is now lost in these digital download versions. We hope the artwork all comes back, and that download sites will make a greater effort to include the visual experience, perhaps in a pdf or something - the term digital booklet is thrown around now and that is fine as well.
Also note that Gravity Tree currently has no plans to re-release Life or Dessert?, but if there were enough interest of course it would be considered - most likely as a special remastered something or other.
Until then it appears we might have reached the end of Life or Dessert?
Gravity Tree would like to thank all the friends and fans who have supported the group with their ownership of a copy of Life or Dessert?, either physical or digital. More music is on its way...
Gravity Tree @ Beats Music
*08/31/14 - Those who have been paying attention have already noticed a Beats Music logo on the links page on this site...So the story goes like this:
Gravity Tree were on a site called MOG, and had all the currently released music up there. One day recently that changed: MOG was taken over by the company that runs Beats Music; in an unexpected twist, they decided to keep all of this #ProgRock noise online. Does that mean Gravity Tree is trendy?
The main Gravity Tree page on Beats Music:
...and the short url:
A short url for Ultimate Backward on Beats:
BTW our earlier album Life or Dessert? is getting pretty hard to find as it is out-of-print, so while you may not be able to buy a CD, you can still download it, or now go to Beats and listen.
Here is the short url for Life or Dessert? at Beats:
More new places to find Gravity Tree music will post soon...
#GravityTree @ Google Play
*07/15/14 - Yes there's even a hashtag in the title - what is it all coming to?!
To the point: our Prog-Rock album Ultimate Backward has its very own page on Google Play:
Here is the short URL:
You will also find our crossover-prog song, Building at Google:
Full disclosure: the music has been on Google Play for quite a while, but this writer only recently realized the omission on this page. (Of course friends and fans who are subscribed to the newsletter have known since the music posted there.)
The short URL to our main page at Google Play:
Ultimate Backward on Xbox Music
*07/06/14 - Our #ProgRock album Ultimate Backward has its very own page on Xbox Music:
Here's the short URL:
Hear the whole album or just your favorite tracks (!).
Do us a favor and share it with your peeps using their "share" button - if you would be so kind...
More new links will be posted here soon, as well as news on the work-in-progress songs we'll be dropping this year.
You can also read (and subscribe to) the newsletter, which just posted. Listed in the latest edition are quite a few new places to hear our music.
We'll be getting as much of our back catalog up on Xbox Music ASAP.
Ultimate Backward Now Playing on Rdio
Our #progrock album Ultimate Backward can now be heard on Rdio!
If you don't have a Rdio account already, accounts are free and you can listen to the entire album!
We'll have more music over there very soon. Also expect some brand new music from Gravity Tree later this year...
Help Us Promote Wait
*04/09/14 - Help Gravity Tree get noisy! We're trying a song promotion and you can help out...
Tell Atlas Radio / Jupiter.fm that you want to hear our prog noise in the stores they provide music for. (Just think, a proggy-rock instrumental playing while you're shopping or whatever...)
To help, just post to their Facebook wall, and request the instrumental song, Wait, by Gravity Tree.
Here's where to post:
(Wait originally appeared on our album ULTIMATE BACKWARD, and you can listen to the song here;
or listen to the song on Spotify.)
You can also Re-Tweet our original Twitter post about the promo, which is here.
Thanks for your support!
*03/10/14 - This was Tweeted out some time ago, but the blogs are now being updated: Gravity Tree has the song Building and the album Ultimate Backward on Spotify. There's a link and the Spotify button...
Please be sure to do all those "like" kind of things while you're there too...
Gravity Tree on SoundCloud
*02/03/14 - Hear 3 of our songs, now on SoundCloud...
Ending the Year with Chart Topping Highs
*12/28/13 - That sounds like a pop band's blog title, but it has become a bit crazy-weird at years-end.
First, our prog rock noisemaking broke into the Top 40 on two different and unrelated sites, ReverbNation and NumberOneMusic.
In a recent newsletter, the unreasoning voice of Gravity Tree appealed to their fans to help them go further. But what happened was
even more unexpected.
On ReverbNation, Gravity Tree climbed as high as #13 on the Rock charts. Over on N1M, the song Interference went to #6 on their US Rock chart, and all the way to #2 on the Progressive chart! This isn't a 3 minute, 3 chord wonder, mind you, but an 8+ minute piece.
It didn't stay there long, because our song Threes Too actually bumped it out of the #2 slot. No, really.
The song Building also faired well in the month of December, rising to #14.
Hey we're not making this up - how crazy is that?
We can't thank our fans and friends enough for doing the impossible this year, and hope the forthcoming new songs will help communicate our thanks for your sustaining support. BTW, if you aren't getting our newsletter (and in the latest issues' case, 3 free downloads), you can sign up here and join in on the noise.
Looking forward to even crazier events in 2014, we hope yours is healthy, happy and prosperous.
Thanks for listening!
*12/16/13 - CD and DOWNLOAD SALE AT CDBABY:
Our album ULTIMATE BACKWARD is now on sale at CDBaby.com!
When you buy one CD, you can get a second copy at 50% off; so pick up one as a gift to a prog rock-loving friend, and keep a 2nd for yourself :)
Plus, the MP3 album download of ULTIMATE BACKWARD is just $5.99.
Our single crossover-Prog piece BUILDING is half off as well (download only):
If you're missing either of these releases, we hope you'll take advantage of the sale. These deals are good thru January 1st.
Gravity Tree is at work on new songs, and will update the blogs as soon as we have a demo or two. Until then, Happy Holidays from Gravity Tree!
3 Million Plays
The 3 Million Mark: Big Number on a small scale...
How unlikely it is, that this experimental, progressive noise
could hit the 3 Million mark on NumberOneMusic
(or anywhere for that matter)...
but it has happened nonetheless!
Some time ago, Gravity Tree posted a number of odd and unusual
pieces on N1M.
3,000,000 plays later, perhaps the lesson is that music lovers are indeed looking for something different.
You can check out Gravity Tree on NumberOneMusic at this link.
Gravity Tree are truly grateful to all who helped make it to 3 Million. Even in the absence of a new album, the fanbase is growing in anticipation of the next giant noise bomb.
For the uninitiated, one can get Gravity Tree music (some might use
the term "music" loosely; "noise" is also acceptable) all over the
iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, CDBaby, you get the picture.
You can get free music, news and surprises, at NumberOneMusic or at the group's homebase on the interwebs.
Another crazy thing: The soundtrack/game
music Alan (Gravity Tree's drummer/synthesist) has composed for many years, has suddenly become slightly popular.
Without any warning, Alan's ReverbNation page
made the Top 10 in its genre. There are hardly any fans listed there (so much for analytics!), but it happened anyway.
So Alan's in the Top 10, and Gravity Tree hits 3 Million plays.
For those that made this happen: thanks for listening...3 Million times!
*01/01/13 - Happy New Year from Gravity Tree! We've been short on website updates lately; when there's something newsworthy - like finally releasing some of our new music - we'll be sure to post it. Until then, we hope your New Year gets off to a great start!
A Twenty Four Bit Building
*08/12/12 - There is more to Building after all. Just released is a high-resolution version available in multiple formats. From a humble 320kbps MP3, to Ogg Vorbis and FLAC (one of our favorite delivery formats), all the way up to 24 bit, 88.2k lossless WAV. Take your pick...
24 bit WAV | FLAC | Ogg Vorbis | AAC | 320 kbps MP3 | ALAC
You can hear the new release in the player on this page (above and to the right).
Then check out BUILDING over at our Bandcamp pages
Prog Rock Sale from Gravity Tree at CDBaby
*07/31/12 - Now through Friday, August 3rd -
Gravity Tree music is ON SALE at CDBaby!
We usually don't post anything concerning sales, and often we don't even know about them; stores or distributors usually manage that sort of thing.
But in this case, we were able to instigate a sale over on CDBaby. Here's the deal:
- Physical CDs are only $10 (usd) each
- Album downloads are just $8 (usd) each
- MP3 single downloads are 85 cents (usd)...or less!
Head over to our pages on CDBaby by Friday to take advantage of the sale:
You can hear clips before you buy, so you can decide if it's prog rock, crossover-prog, math rock, or a sub-genre of your choosing ;)
All of our songs are on sale, some as low as 50 cents a download!
Again, the sale is on right now through Friday, August 3rd, and expires at midnight PDT (UTC -7 hours).
A Progressive Rock Social Digest
*07/26/12 - With work on the forthcoming album well underway, Gravity Tree isn't finding much time for blogging and tweeting. When we do communicate, it is often directly to our friends and fans. One way this is done is through our Social Digest. It's a summary (which can be delivered to your inbox) of the last couple of weeks posts from Gravity Tree, on sites like, Facebook, MySpace, Tumblr and Twitter. It's all condensed into a nice little summary, with links should you want to read more. We sometimes include a fan message with even more info.
If you'd like to get on the list to receive it (plus some free music from time to time), you can sign up here.
Latest song giveaway is Life or Dessert?
*05/13/12 - With only a few copies of the album LIFE OR DESSERT? still available, we thought it would be cool to give away the title track. All you need to do to get it is to drop your name (or username if you prefer to be clandestine) + email in the form, above and in the center of this page...
Interference on Jango radio
*01/22/12 - Our nearly 9 minute piece "Interference" may not be a typical selection on radio (web or otherwise), but it is currently in rotation on Jango internet radio.
Also, the holiday compilation featuring our song "Wait" is still available through January 31st as a free download, so if you haven't grabbed it yet be sure to do so in the next few days.
We're having interesting times in the studio these days with our downed Pro Tools rig and our substitute laptop recording setup. We won't try to summarize here, but you can keep up on all the hijinks over on our twitter page, or just come back here and check the Twitter update widget at the top of the page.
Happy New Year from Gravity Tree
*01/02/12 - We hope everyone is having a great start to the year. We have a lot of new music in the works and our hope for the new year is to bring as much of it to you as possible. Be sure to check to check back often, or even better, get on our friends and fans list to find out first and get free music all year long! Until then, all the best with your new resolutions.
Free holiday album features Gravity Tree
*12/03/11 - New music is in the works from Gravity Tree, but...
...While you're waiting, you can reward yourself with a FREE holiday music album download from Melodic Revolution Records.
"The Spirit of December" is a new compilation album, and features music from a wide variety of progressive artists, including Gravity Tree. In the spirit of the season of giving, it is offered as a free download, and the link is delivered to your email address, so you won't lose it in case you have a download problem.
Here's the short link:
Last Chance for Wait
*11/08/11 - If you haven't grabbed the free song Wait yet, be sure to do so soon. Another song will be rotating in as the freebie for signing up for the Gravity Tree newsletter, so you don't want to miss out having Wait.
(Use the link below, or just add your email address in the form above.)
Our new "Conversing with the Dead" themed T-shirts have two designs: There's one matching the artwork to the hi-res release of Conversing with the Dead, and also a more '50's sci-fi design (see image).
Stayed tuned for new music...
Hi-Res Song now available
*10/06/11 - A Special Edition of our song Conversing with the Dead is now available.
The newly remastered song is available as a higher resolution download in several formats including FLAC, AAC, and even Ogg Vorbis. Depending on your format choice, you can enjoy the song at up to 24bit / 48k, or just get a better-than-online-music-shop fidelity MP3 at 320bps.
This is our first offering of a song at a quality similar to what you'd hear if we had you over to our studio, and queued up our master for you.
Conversing with the Dead Spawns T-Shirts
*09/21/11 - Two new T-shirt designs are now available, inspired by our song Conversing with the Dead.
There are 2 T-Shirt designs, and the first comes in three colors, so you can pick which one suits you best - or just get them all ;-).
You can find them both in our ReverbNation store. (We're just getting the store up and running, so look for more music to be added.)
You can also download the song the designs were based upon at the store, at this link
Originally appearing on our album Ultimate Backward, Conversing with the Dead is a punk-flavored progressive piece of noise that - if you haven't heard yet - might be of interest.
Be sure to check out the song and the new T-Shirts at our new store.
*06/02/11 - We're offering one of our more popular progressive rock pieces for free.
The song is Wait, an instrumental from the album "Ultimate Backward".
Just sign up at this link to get it (and our latest updates):
Cancel anytime and keep the song. Stay with us, get more free music, updates and goodies. Your choice.
Others have compared our sound to King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Rush, Glass Hammer, Procol Harum, and the Flower Kings. Does that sound as messed up to you as it does to us? Draw your own conclusions, with a free song.
btw Wait won't stay free forever, so if you're interested, grab it soon.
Last Week for Falling in 3s
*05/09/11 - This is the last week you'll be able to get our song Falling in 3s for free.
If you don't know about this, when you sign up for our newsletter and updates, you get a free song.
We don't send out updates very often, but if you decide to unsubscribe, we'll understand. And you get to keep the free music. Such a deal.
Use this link or just enter your email in the box near the top of this page...
For the last several weeks, the song has been Falling in 3s, from our album Life or Dessert?. But that's going to change next weekend.
If you want to be a bit sneaky (and that's fine with us), you can sign up now, get Falling in 3s for free this week, then score the next song next week when it becomes available (if you don't get a new link, just write us from the email you signed up with, and we'll make sure you get it).
We also want to thank all our new fans who've signed up already this year, and of course those who have been with us for the long haul. We have some special things coming your way too.
Thanks for listening.
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