I've finished writing my third solo record. Its got orchestral instruments/synth/guitar/vox. Let's fund the recording & vinyl pressing.
We're looking for your support to record & press vinyl of my new solo record.
Here is a little clip of what's in store:
Over the past two years, I have been working on redefining my approach to record making. On my last two solo records, I worked with some great musicians and friends to create records in fairly traditional ways: overdubbed material, drum kits, too many guitars, and lots of vocals!
Upon arriving back home in California in 2010, I was inspired to try something new. It has always been a goal to become more comfortable with musical notation and explore the possibilities of orchestral instruments. Having been intrigued by composers like Charles Ives, Van Dyke Parks, and junior high school wind ensembles, my interest in translating musical ideas to instruments that require breath has only grown stronger.
I was afforded the opportunity to compose new material at the MFA program in Integrated Composition and Improvisation at University of California Irvine and came up with a compelling set of songs. I was able to meet with Van Dyke Parks, take a look at his scores, and chat with him about his approach to arranging.
The idea along the way has been to re-voice my musical ideas by getting rid of familiar sounds such as the bass guitar, drum kit, piano and acoustic guitar and replace them with things like the bass clarinet, timapni, cheap little synth, and trombone. Another important component is to track everything live with no overdubs.
The results have been super fresh! It is my goal to get this music recorded by some *shredding* musicians in order to bring the music to the highest level possible. Some of these musicians include Frank Lenz (Richard Swift), James McAlister (Sufjan Stevens), Mark Visher (Aimee Mann), and others.
Here is where you, the faithful music lover, come in! I am looking to make this project a recorded reality. This will take paying the shredders what they deserve, mixing and mastering the record, pressing it on vinyl, and paying for artwork to be completed. Speaking of artwork, this will be done by Dustin Ortiz. The exciting thing about all of this is that much of the heavy-lifting has already been done! The notes are written, the concept of cover art is done, and the players have signed on...its just a matter of finishing it all up!
I'm proud of the music and orchestrations I've come up with through this project and can confidently say that its some of the best music I've ever written. I hope you consider supporting the project and being an integral part of the creative process.
$2000 for musicians: 2 percussionists: $200 a piece (because they're friends!), 4 wind players ($400 a piece, because they're acquaintances!).
$750 for mixing and mastering: this will be done by a very talented friend.
$250 for artwork: poster and album design by Dustin Ortiz
Thanks for asking. We had a technological breakdown. The deal is: $20 gets you the vinyl and the digital download. $30 gets your name in the liner notes along with vinyl and digital formats. word? word.
pledged of $5,000 goal
seconds to go
Jun 14, 2012 - Jul 14, 2012 (30 days)
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THE FRIENDLY OPTION: A pledge to just support the project.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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THE UNTOUCHABLE OPTION: Receive a download of high quality digital files of the albumEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
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THE TOUCHABLE LESS PERSONAL OPTION: *Vinyl LP (name will NOT appear in liner notes - it WILL appear in the $30 option) *Digital filesEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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THE TOUCHABLE OPTION: *Vinyl LP *Digital filesEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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THE TOUCHABLE CINEMATIC PERSONALIZED OPTION: *Vinyl LP *Digital files *Your NAME in the liner notes! *Private link to video of May 5th, 2012 concert of this music.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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THE TOUCHABLE CINEMATIC PERSONALIZED READABLE ARTISTIC OPTION: *Vinyl LP *Digital files *Your NAME in the liner notes! *Full scores in PDF format *Private link to video of May 5th, 2012 concert of this music *11x17 Poster of album cover.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The $75 option + JOSH'S FULL VINYL DISCOGRAPHY (or CD if preferred): *Vinyl LP *Digital files *Your NAME in the liner notes! *Full scores in PDF format *Private link to video of May 5th, 2012 concert of this music *11x17 Poster of album cover. *Vinyl copies of Josh's 3 other records: Like The Season, Watch TV, & Junior HighEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
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REWARD #5 + the BEST SONG IN THE WORLD: *Vinyl LP *Digital files *Your NAME in the liner notes! *Full scores in PDF format *Private link to video of May 5th, 2012 concert of this music *11x17 Poster of album cover *Vinyl copies of Josh's 3 other records: Like The Season, Watch TV, Junior High *Song/music written for you, about you, about something/someone, for a specific occasionEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
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The $150 Reward + THE YAMAHA PSR 31 (THE KEYBOARD JOSH RECEIVED IN THIRD GRADE AND MADE HIS FIRST THREE RECORDS ON!) - includes cost of shipping (domestic only)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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THE INCREDIBLE OPTION (The $150 Reward + Josh's creative services on your project + coversation): *Vinyl LP *Digital files *Your NAME in the liner notes! *Full scores in PDF format *Private link to video of May 5th, 2012 concert of this music *11x17 Poster of album cover *Vinyl copies of Josh's 3 other records: Like The Season, Watch TV, Junior High *Josh is involved in your creative project *Song written for you *1-hour Skype conversation about anything in the world or lunch (if we are near each other)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012