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Original Post, Feb. 2 2012:
Greetings friends, family, and curious strangers!
We are Silver Machine, a Space Rock band from Asheville, NC. What we have here is the product of literally hundreds of hours of painstaking work, and we need your help to share it with the world. The hardest part is behind us- we've recorded the album and done everything necessary to prep it for release, but in order to spread these space gospels they will need to be professionally mastered and then physically replicated. If we meet our goal, we will be able to not only put an album into the hands of every person who supports us on this campaign, but also into the hands of hundreds of radio DJs and music publications the world over.
We are very proud of the work we've done on this album, and very excited to share it with you. The music you heard in our pitch video above is the album's title track, "Symmetry", and if that wasn't enough for you here is another taste:
You may be interested to know that all of that music was performed live, on the fly. No laptops or midi triggers, no fancy post-productions tricks, just 4 guys with their instruments and some analog effects. While our music is often categorized as "electronic rock", there aren't any sounds in our mix that couldn't have been made 50 years ago. Central to our sound, as you probably noticed, is the theremin, which features prominently throughout the album.
This album is more than just a collection of songs- it is a concept album in the vein of early Pink Floyd, a symphony of sound, a journey from start to finish that we truly can't wait to take you on.
from outer space,
UPDATE: Feb. 9, 2012:
Hello Space Travelers!
We are both thrilled and humbled beyond words that in the first week of our campaign you have brought us past our initial goal of $1,500. This means that the project will move forward as planned, and everybody who pledged their support will receive their rewards. Thank you, from the bottom of our silver little hearts! As a token of our appreciation, we have added a "T-Shirt" incentive at the $40 pledge level, and everyone who has already pledged above $40 will receive a custom Silver Machine T-Shirt free of charge. We made these T-Shirts ourselves, just for you!
Our bare minimum needs to move forward with this project have been met, however there are other objectives for us to tackle. We have set a new goal of $2,000 that will help make this project even better than we had originally planned. Meeting this goal will enable us to:
- Bring in an outside producer to oversee the final mastering of this album.
- Achieve a higher standard of quality on both the bonus CD and DVD.
- Invest more into the promotion and distribution of this release.
Every single pledge contribution to this campaign will be invested into the project, and with three weeks left to go there really IS limitless potential! Much love,
UPDATE: Feb. 20, 2012:
Once again our hearts have been warmed by the outpouring of support we've received from you, our friends, our family, and our fans. We've passed our secondary goal and the album is being mastered this week so that we will be able to ship it as soon as the Kickstarter campaign has concluded! We can't begin to express how excited and thankful we are to be able to move forward with this project as planned. There are 10 days left in this campaign, and rather than rest on our laurels we're going to raise the bar again for one final push:
Phase III: Vinyl
What is it? A vinyl pressing of Symmetry's 3-song promotional EP ("3P")
How? $3,500 in pledges
For whom? EVERYBODY.
Wait, what? That's right! If we meet this new goal, we will be able to provide a vinyl EP to every single person who pledged to this campaign. That means we need to raise another $1,500 in the next 10 days. This will cover costs of lacquer mastering, machining, and pressing of the "3P" to vinyl, packaging, and shipping to every single person who has made a pledge to this campaign.
As further incentive, United Record Pressing is going to offer up a FREE TEST PRESSING to every contributor who pledges $50 or more. A test pressing is the generic reference copy that they will send to us for quality control before moving forward with our order. If you pledge(d) $50 or more and we meet our new goal of $3,500, they will make a special test pressing for you, too! We hope that you're as excited as we are to hear this album on vinyl. History has shown us that 10 days is more than enough time to raise $1,500 for a project so fun as this one, so let's do it again! Sincerely,
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Feb 4, 2012 - Mar 3, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
Thank you for your support! You will receive a digital download of the album's title track, "Symmetry", before the album is released.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $5 or more
You are rad! We want to give you a digital download of the album's 3-song promotional EP, + the title track "Symmetry", before the album is released.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Get ready! You will receive a digital download of the entire album + exclusive "digital album art", before the album is released.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $15 or more
Congratulations! You have just pre-ordered a first-run copy of this album! You will also receive a loss-less digital download of the entire album + exclusive "digital album art" before the album is released, and a personalized thank you from Silver Machine! (International backers please add $5 for shipping)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $25 or more
It gets better! You will receive a signed (by us) and dedicated (to you!) Kickstarter "Bonus" CD featuring unreleased songs, alternate takes, and rare live recordings from Silver Machine along with your first-run copy of the album. You will also receive a loss-less digital download of the entire album + exclusive "digital album art" before the album is released, and more love from Silver Machine than you can shake a stick at. (International backers please add $5 for shipping)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $40 or more
You will receive a brand new hand-printed Silver Machine T-Shirt, made by the band just for you! You will of course receive along with it a copy of the album plus the signed-and-dedicated Kickstarter "Bonus" CD, a loss-less digital download of the entire album + our exclusive "digital album art" before the album is released, and we will talk amongst ourselves about how truly awesome you are. (International backers please add $5 for shipping)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $50 or more
If we meet our new goal of $3,500, every contrubitor at this level and above will receive a free test pressing courtesy of United Record Pressing. This is, of course, in addition to everything listed above, as well as an "official" copy of the vinyl if we meet our $3,500 goal.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $60 or more
This is where things get real. For your support, you will receive an exclusive "SILVER MACHINE THANKS YOU" DVD full of behind the scenes footage, rare live performances, official and unofficial music videos, and a scientifically impossible glimpse into the future. This is in addition to your pre-order copy of the album, the signed-and-dedicated Kickstarter "Bonus" CD, a loss-less download of the complete album and "digital album art" before the album is released, and circumstances permitting, a high-five from your favorite member of Silver Machine. (International backers please add $5 for shipping)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $100 or more
2 backers Limited (3 of 5 left)
Visit the mothership. That's right- you will receive our invitation to rendezvous at the Space Dock in Asheville, NC where you can board the mothership with us, and hang out while we track some new material for the Kickstarter "Bonus" CD. Too far away? Worry not, for we shall SKYPE you. With cameras rolling, it's entirely possible that you might even make an appearance on our "SILVER MACHINE THANKS YOU" DVD. You will of course receive copies of both of those, along with your pre-order of the album itself, a loss-less pre-release download of the album and "digital album art" before it is released, and at least one bear hug from Matthew.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $200 or more
2 backers Limited (3 of 5 left)
You just commissioned a new song from Silver Machine! Maybe it'll go with some lyrics you've already written, or maybe you've got some esoteric idea you'd like translated into music. Or maybe you've already even composed something, and want to hear what it would sound like in outer space! Send us your guidelines and we'll get to work. The final product will be sent to you as well as posted on our YouTube channel, and possibly included on one of the Kickstarter Bonus Discs (CD or DVD). You will of course receive all of the great swag mentioned above- the album + pre-release digital download and digital album art, the Kickstarter "Bonus" CD and "SILVER MACHINE THANKS YOU" DVD.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Our appreciation for your willingness to support us at this level can not be understated, and it won't be! Your name (unless you choose to remain anonymous, or wish to use a pseudonym) will be acknowledged in the album liner notes. You will of course receive a copy of the album and the signed and dedicated Kickstarter "Bonus" CD, loss-less digital downloads of the album and "digital album art" before it is released, the "SILVER MACHINE THANKS YOU" DVD which will include something special, just for you.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $500 or more
You have just SUMMONED Silver Machine! We will beam down to your location anywhere within a 60 mile radius of Asheville, NC, and perform for you no less than TWO 1-hour sets of raw, unbridled psychedelic rock. We will pull out all the stops and give one of the best performances this planet has ever seen. This can be a private party at your house, a public show at your venue, wherever you want us! You will also receive 20 (yes, TWENTY!) copies of the new album to give away at this event, and 20 copies of the Kickstarter "Bonus" CD to go with them. You will receive a personal copy of the "SILVER MACHINE THANKS YOU" DVD, and an immeasurable amount of gratitude from each of us. This offer is available outside of the Asheville area provided transportation and lodging arrangements can be made.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (4 of 4 left)
You have just become an official "producer" of this album. History will record that YOU helped make this happen, and your name will be credited as prominently in the liner notes as our own. Should we find ourselves up for Grammy consideration, you will gain the prefix of "Grammy nominated producer", and that's way cooler than "Dr." or "Mrs.", don't you agree? But cooler than that is the fact that YOU will have played no small role in bringing this art into existence. You will receive 100 copies of the album to share with your friends and colleagues, one of which will be framed and matted for display on your wall. You will receive a copy of the Kickstarter "Bonus" CD uniquely packaged just for you, as well as a producer credit and a special dedication on the "SILVER MACHINE THANKS YOU" DVD. Most importantly though, we will consider you family- as much a member of the band as any one of us alone, and our gratitude for your support will be unending.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012