A physical release of Absofacto's debut album, Sinking Islands, on CD and high-quality vinyl with beautiful screenprinted artwork.
Hello! ...Who are you?
My name is Jonathan Visger, and I've been making experimental pop music for the last few years as Absofacto. My work has been featured in Paste Magazine, Indie Shuffle, The Music Ninja, RCRD LBL, Ryan's Smashing Life, My Old Kentucky Blog, You Ain't No Picasso, birp.fm, Gimme Tinnitus, Earmilk, Indie Music Filter, Obscure Sound, Music for Perfect People, Grungecake, Azltron, and many more.
Last year I independently self-released my debut LP, Sinking Islands, which you can listen to at my bandcamp page... Up until this point, it has only been available as a digital download.
What is the project?
If this Kickstarter is successful, Sinking Islands will finally get a full physical release on both CD and high-quality 180-gram vinyl. Both formats will also have beautiful artwork designed by Chris Everhart of the Silent Giants, and screenprinted here in Michigan by VG Kids.
The vinyl will be cut from 24-bit, high sample rate originals (even better than CD can reproduce). So it's going to sound ridiculously great!
What will my contribution be used for?
- Artwork and design from The Silent Giants
- Obtaining the highest-resolution original masters possible
- Having the master LP lacquer prepared by a top-notch cutting engineer
- Test pressings of the vinyl to check for quality
- CD replication
- 180-gram high-quality vinyl pressing at a top-notch plant
- Screenprinted artwork and packaging printed by VG Kids in Ypsilanti, Michigan
What if we go over the goal?
Any money raised over the goal will be first used to expand the artwork to include a lyrics booklet and more extensive liner notes, and for copies to be sent to radio stations. I'll ask contributors what your favorite stations are, and they'll go to the top of my send list. Anything further above that will be used towards making Absofacto live shows/touring a reality. So lots of good stuff!
What do I get for contributing?
I've come up with all kinds of cool rewards for contributing different amounts to the project. Make sure to read the full list in the column to the right, but here are some of the more interesting ones:
1. Your choice of t-shirt. Or both. - (at $100 or above) - One of them is a brand new design based on last year's limited edition poster (which sold out late last year). Nobody has this yet!
No Power shirt -
poster shirt -
2. I will write you your own personal theme song. - (At $500 or above) - It'll be at least 15 seconds long, but probably more than that. I'll also cut it to be an ideal ring tone, so everyone around you can always know how freakin' cool you are. I'll interview you about yourself and make sure I nail something you'll like. I want to capture your essence.
3. Permanent access to a top-secret exclusive site where you can listen to my songs before they are released - (At $1000 or above) - ...plus tons of other rare and unreleased tracks from the past and the future. Demos, alternate versions, etc!
4. Permanent guest-list status for any Absofacto shows you'll be at - (At $1000 or above) - I don't mention this in the video, but it's very likely I'll be starting to tour by the end of the year, and at the highest level of contribution you'll get permanent guest list status for any shows you want to attend.
5. A new screenprinted poster by the Silent Giants - (At $200 or above) - So new, it hasn't even been designed yet, but will be the sequel to this one (to give you the idea):
Thanks for checking out this project and considering contributing. Hopefully we can make this a reality!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $5,000 goal
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Mar 22, 2012 - Apr 21, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
My gratitude, and a digital download of any Absofacto track you want in any format.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $8 or more
"I'M A DIGITAL BOY/GIRL, OR I WAS PLANNING TO BUY THE DOWNLOAD ANYWAY" ---- A download of Sinking Islands in whatever format you like. If you've already got it, give it to a friend!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $15 or more
"UNSTICKERED SURFACES CANNOT BE ABIDED" - A download of Sinking Islands in whatever format you like, plus stickers.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $25 or more
"I LIKE MY DISCS COMPACT, OR I HAVE A FEAR OF NEEDLES" ---- A signed copy of Sinking Islands on CD, stickers, and a download in any format. I'll also thank you in a post on absofacto.com, and link your name to whatever site you wish (your site, your facebook, twitter, etc). Please add on $5 for shipping outside of the U.S.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $35 or more
"I LIKE MY DISCS LARGE, GROOVY, AND VINYL-Y, OR I HAVE A FEAR OF LASERS, OR I WANT THE CD BUT AM GENEROUSLY CONTRIBUTING MORE TO THE PROJECT" ---- A signed copy of Sinking Islands on your choice of vinyl OR CD, plus stickers, plus the download in any format. I'll also thank you in a post on absofacto.com, and link your name to whatever site you wish (your site, your facebook, twitter, etc). Please add $5 for shipping outside the U.S.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $50 or more
"I AM AN ANTI-FORMATIST, OR I WANT TO PROVE I AM UNAFRAID OF BOTH NEEDLES AND LASERS" ---- Signed copies of Sinking Islands on both CD AND vinyl, plus everything else above. Please add $5 for shipping outside the U.S.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $100 or more
"I AM A NAKED MUSIC FAN AND MAKE DECISIONS EASILY" ---- The CD and the vinyl, the stickers, the thank you post, plus your choice of t-shirt design (see choices to the left). Please add $5 for shipping outside the U.S.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $200 or more
"I AM A CHILLY MUSIC FAN THAT NEEDS TO LAYER UP MY T-SHIRTS TO KEEP WARM, AND I TRUST THE FUTURE DESIGN GENIUS OF THE SILENT GIANTS/ABSOFACTO COLLABORATION" ---- All of the above, but you get BOTH t-shirts, plus a signed, low-numbered copy of the next limited-edition screenprinted Absofacto poster designed by the Silent Giants (coming within the next couple months).Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $500 or more
"I'M THE COOLEST CAT IN THE ROOM, BUT NOBODY KNOWS IT BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE MY OWN PERSONAL THEME SONG TO ANNOUNCE MY PRESENCE" ---- All of the above, plus a signed copy of the Absofacto/10k Cities split Kiko 7", and I'll write and produce a short custom theme song about you that will be at least 20 seconds long (originally was only 15), plus a version cut to be an ideal ringtone. You'll have to send me some factoids to work in though! We'll go back and forth a bit beforehand to make sure I nail something you'll love.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
"GIVE ME THE WHOLE WORLD, OR I PREFER TO BE PAID IN PRECIOUS SECRETS AND BIG SHOT TREATMENT" ---- All of the above, plus permanent access to a secret, private site where you can listen to new Absofacto songs before they are released. You'll be able to hear new songs the moment they are done. And some rare unreleased stuff from the past. Demos! New tracks that don't see the light of day. This is forever (as long as nobody leaks anything from it, which I'm sure nobody would). I've been doing this for a while, but never semi-publicly; just sending the tracks directly to a few trusted folks. I'll also permanently guest list you anytime you want once I start playing shows (hopefully later this year). Plus I'll thank you in the liner notes of the artwork!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012