Philip Zach, formerly of Remedy Drive, is recording his Debut Album called Arrows and Sound. Come help finish the record.
"I've always been fascinated by the ability of sound to generate emotion and reveal what our hearts are longing to say. Arrows and Sound starts with a noise. A chord on the piano, the palm of a hand against the pavement of a garage floor in rhythmic motion, the strike of a mallet against a bell. And from that sound, a melody is born, and soon a specific emotion emerges. Like arrows targeted at the heart, the music i love and the music i want to make is centered around the ability of melodies and soundscapes to make us feel, to be inspired, to articulate the subtle groans of our hearts without saying a word. For the past year, i've been so blessed to chase these concepts in the controlled and specific environment of the studio, and now i want to finish this record with vocals that will articulate what the music already is starting to say. Arrows and Sound is my attempt to make music that moves me and hopefully others, to connect with hearts in a way that is unique to the power of targeted sound."
This kickstarter is dedicated to finishing the album and printing copies. The money will go directly to necessary equipment to track the vocals, studio time, and the cost of duplicating the CD's. The band is called Arrows and Sound and the album is the self-titled debut record.
There was a time when Philip Zach thought he’d never sing again.
He had spent a decade creating music with his brothers in Remedy Drive. He’d toured the world, won tens of thousands of fans, seen his dream come true and, in the process, built up thick lines of dull, white scars along his vocal chords.
Surgery was imperative. Full recovery was doubtful. His future, uncertain. The doctors told him that his only chance of ever singing again was to spend the 3 months following the surgery in total silence. No singing. No talking. No communication at all. It wasn’t a guarantee but, with absolute silence and a small miracle, he had a shot. For Philip, it was a shot worth taking.
He resigned himself to total silence. He shut up entirely. He didn’t talk to his family. He didn’t catch up with his friends. He didn’t answer the phone, order at restaurants, or respond to friendly “hello’s” on the street. When his fiancé told him she loved him, he could only mouth the words in return.
He became an observer, a tagalong. He followed conversations instead of joining them. He listened to people and watched how they reacted to the things around them. He learned that being quiet was almost like being invisible. It gave him a chance to look at people, relationships, and the world in a new way.
And as he did, he started learning how to speak without saying anything.
Music isn’t just what you sing. It’s a quality. It’s an intangible something that gets in your ear and pulls you, prompts you, spins you around and pins you down. It’s a movement and an impulse – a magic spell and a catapult. You have no more power over what it does to your heart than a kite has power over which way it blows.
Philip found that he didn’t need to sing to make music that moved people. Sounds are arrows enough. And it was out of this that a new album took shape.
Eventually, Philip did speak again, and he can even sing again. But he learned something important in the silence. He sings on Arrows & Sound, but he doesn’t rely on himself. Instead, he trusts your own ears to do the heavy lifting.
All he has to do is give you the sounds to point you in the right direction.
Those sounds, right now, are all dependent on getting enough money to actually record the music. Making Arrows & Sound a reality won’t take much. There are even some special thank-you’s involved. How special? This special:
Check out the rewards page and get familiar with what is being offered. You could be a part of the record in very tangible ways. You could even have Philip come to your house to record part of it in your space. You could end up with the bass that tracked most of the record. You could even have Philip produce a song that YOU wrote and have it for your own use. Make sure to check those things out.
So, give what you can. Or get a group of friends together and you can all give what you can. Take part in a special musical experience that, just a year ago, didn’t even seem possible. Philip spent enough time in silence to feel like he has something to say. The only question is, are you ready to listen?
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $4,000 goal
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Apr 18, 2012 - May 18, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $15 or more
Your name in ink on the insert. Probably in a beautiful helvetica font.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Pre-Released copy of the CD, signed, shipped directly to your house, with your name on the insert.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $60 or more
Pictoral Documentary. Send in a photo of yourself and we'll put it in this book, print it, and send it to you before the record comes out. It is a photobook that includes exclusive photos and artwork from the album-making process in the studio, original lyric sheets, and photos from anyone that pledges this amount and sends in a photo. Also includes signed CD and your name on the insert.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $500 or more
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COVER SONG OF YOUR CHOICE. Philip Zach will record one song that you choose and send it to you for your own use. Pick your favorite song, any song, and Philip will record his own version only for you.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Play, sing, shout, play piano, or whatever it is you do best, ON THE RECORD. Come to The Grid Studio in Lincoln, NE and record something alongside Arrows and Sound. Also includes signed CD, your name on the insert, and the Pictoral Documentary. (travel costs not included)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $600 or more
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The BASS GUITAR that tracked most of the record. One of a kind vintage Tanara bass with unique tone, used to record 8 of the 10 tracks on Arrows and Sound, and used in live performances by Philip Zach (when touring with Remedy Drive) all over the world. Also includes signed CD, your name on the insert, and the pictoral documentary.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
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Philip Zach will come to you. he will bring recording equipment to your house, school, church, garage, whatever, and track part of the record in your space, with you. Guitars, vocals, drums, pots and pans. whatever you want. Also includes signed CD, your name on the insert, and the pictoral documentary.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $1,800 or more
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Philip Zach will produce YOUR music. One song, full production, radio quality, with your own musicians or Philip's. two options here. you either come to Lincoln and record your original song with Philip at The Grid Studio, OR he will bring mobile recording gear and come to you. To be clear, this song will not go on Arrows and Sound's record but will be your own to do with what you please. Also includes signed CD, your name on the insert, and the pictoral documentary.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
As a thank-you for this very generous donation, Philip will come perform a show at your venue, your school, your church, or even your own home. It’ll be a one-of-a-kind concert, with songs new and old, and it’ll all be his way of saying “thanks” to you and yours for being such a huge part of the dream. Also includes signed CD, your name on the insert, and the pictoral documentary.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012