TesseracT - Polaris featuring the Errai EP (US Tour Edition) (cd)
The 2016 US Tour Edition of Polaris featuring the bonus EP Errai and new cover artwork.
Errai contains four re-worked tracks from Polaris - Survival, Cages, Tourniquet and Seven Names. The tracks have been 're-imagined' by the band's long time live producer and sound engineer Aidan O'Brien, who says, "I've been lucky enough to contribute to various bits of TesseracT material since the Perspective EP back in 2012, but it was a thrill and an honour to be asked to have a much more involved role in working on re-imagining four of the tracks from Polaris. Being given the chance to offer my interpretations of the songs at the core of these wonderfully nuanced and complex arrangements, as well as the chance to work closely with such talented musicians, was hugely exciting and I'm extremely proud of the results. It's still unmistakably TesseracT, but from an angle I think a lot of people won't have heard before."
TessaracT vocalist Dan Tompkins comments, "It's been fantastic to re-visit & re-work the vocals to some of the Polaris tracks from a different angle and with the benefit of time and space. The normal process of writing TesseracT songs starts with the creation of the music followed by the lyrical content. This time Acle and Aidan have stripped away the music and re-created the songs based around the vocals. As a result this has allowed much more breathing space between both and also highlighted much more detail in the performance."
Along with the new song interpretations, the cover art has been given a 2016 make-over by artist Dan Mumford.