Funding a double-disc re-release of "Kontiki" the 1998 lost classic by legendary Austin,Texas band Cotton Mather.
In 1997 my band Cotton Mather recorded our second record, Kontiki, on 4 track cassette and ADAT in an old house about 30 minutes outside of Austin. It was released in the US without much fanfare on a little label called Copper. But when the record made its way to the UK a year later on the Rainbow Quartz label Kontiki was quite the hit with the press and music fans.
Now Kontiki, the "lost classic" has been out of print for years. I (Robert Harrison) have been busy readying a re-release of Kontiki which will include an entire second disc of bonus tracks. Not just a few out-takes but an entire discs worth of extras because when I dug back into the archives I found some real treasure.
I need YOUR help to finance the release of Kontiki Deluxe! If this record is important to you - you could really make a difference with even the slightest contribution. Its not too late for you to help Cotton Mather. We never had a big record deal and never reached the masses -which some people say is a crime. And although I never really think of it in those terms and I stay pretty busy these days with my band Future Clouds and Radar- I do think there is something undeniably magical about Kontiki. It was a special moment in time we landed on back there. All of us from Cotton Mather would love more people to hear it. So lets get Kontiki in the hands of the people and help Cotton Mather at long last shed the mantle of rock cult obscurity.
The money we raise will pay for mixing an 11 track bonus CD (the first one will remain as it was), mastering, new artwork with extensive liner notes about the making of Kontiki and the history of Cotton Mather, manufacturing, publicity and and if we go past the target a good ways- a vinyl pressing. Then of course if somebody goes for the grand prize..... look out!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $12,500 goal
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Mar 24, 2011 - May 24, 2011 (60 days)
Pledge $25 or more
Receive Kontiki Deluxe CD (or download card) autographed by Robert Harrison
Pledge $40 or more
Receive autographed Kontiki Deluxe CD (or download card) and limited edition Kontiki T-Shirt
Pledge $60 or more
Receive Kontiki Deluxe CD (or download card), limited edition Kontiki T-Shirt and autographed Kontiki poster.
Pledge $85 or more
Receive autographed Kontiki Deluxe CD, download card, or vinyl (if manufactured) with an autographed special edition Kontiki poster and Kontiki T-Shirt- and special edition Cotton Mather- "We Do Our Part" baseball cap
Pledge $100 or more
Receive all of the above and in addition your name will appear in the "thank you" section on the Kontiki Deluxe packaging
Pledge $300 or more
Receive all of the above plus Robert Harrison will hand write you the lyrics to all Kontiki songs and include for you notes about any specific tracks or lyrics you'd like insight into
Pledge $500 or more
Receive all of the above and in addition Robert Harrison will create a video for you in which he answers any questions about Kontiki you may have AND....gives for you a track by track analysis of any two songs on Kontiki while sitting with master tapes at home mix console. He will address all answers to YOU and you are free to post on youtube etc...
Pledge $750 or more
0 backers Limited (30 of 30 left)
All of the aforemetioned rewards plus and a signed copy of Cotton Mather's rare first CD "The Crafy Flower Arranger".
Pledge $1,000 or more
In addition to all of the above you will be listed as an Executive Producer on The Kontiki Deluxe Re-issue
Pledge $1,500 or more
The VIP package will earn you all the aforementioned rewards plus VIP backstage privileges at the Kontiki re-release show/party.
Pledge $2,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
The VIP PLUS reward gives you... all the aforementioned rewards with VIP backstage privileges at the Kontiki re-release show/party, a signed copy of Cotton Mather's rare first CD "The Crafy Flower Arranger"..... and... a signed copy of Cotton Mather's first vinyl single- mastered by Howie Weinberg. "Payday" b/w "Miss Information" . 3 copies available.
Pledge $5,000 or more
Robert Harrison will fly to anywhere in the continental United States (other locales must provide airfare) and perform an acoustic house concert for you and your friends. Concert will be at least 90 minutes and include any songs from Kontiki you wish to hear.