Remaster of Unwoman's first album, never officially released, plus scans of old lyric sheets and photos from age 13-19.
Please note: this is NOT the next Unwoman album. That's excitingly close to done, but I am two months late (oh noes!) with the documentary, so the album is not going to be released till late Spring/early Summer.
OK, now, what is this project all about?
The 10-year anniversary of Knowledge Scars' release (2-20-2002) is fast upon us, and I wanted to do something special. Knowledge Scars doesn't need remastering (Da5id Din, who is still my mastering guy, did a great job with poorly mixed tracks I supplied (and can't feasibly fix now) to begin with) or repackaging (I printed way too many to being with! -- in fact, throw an extra $3 onto any of the pledges $15 and over and drop me a line about it and I'll include a Knowledge Scars CD.)
Infinitesimal was a pretty important practice album. I put a lot of work and care into the song order and lyric sheets. I was experimenting with form, sonic textures and songwriting techniques. I made this while I was studying at UCSC (where I majored in music and minored in electronic music, because I'm so well rounded.) I probably made 20 copies, tops. I gave some away, I sold some to my 5 fans, I gave some to DJs who probably sold them to Rasputins for $0.50 and now regret it because maybe someday I'll actually be famous.
I have done a rough but helpful remastering on this 16-track album. I will write up little commentary on each track, and I also want to present a bunch of historically significant bonus tracks -- the first song I ever wrote (age 13) which I recorded at 15; the first song I ever produced ("Dispossessed," at 17 at Diablo Valley College.) Plus various other tracks from around the time of Infinitesimal which didn't fit.
I recently found a treasure trove of old diaries, photos, show flyers with my art, lyric sheets, and some of the original photocopies of liner notes for Infinitesimal. These basically range from adorable, to impressively precocious, to embarrassing as heck. Some of them touch on the origin of calling myself Unwoman (Infinitesimal was put together right at the time I was making that decision.) So I can better share these with you I am hoping to raise a few hundred dollars to get my household a really good scanner. That's basically the only expense I have for this project -- it doesn't require much funding, so the goal is really achievable.
Here's the preorder on bandcamp (the exact same things will be available there for the exact same prices, except the memorabilia package is only available here) with a few songs you can preview: http://unwoman.bandcamp.com/album/infinitesimal
If you are even slightly unsure of this project, please feel free to wait and pledge for my actual next album, which is going to be dark, hard and beautiful, actually well-produced unlike this early stuff, and utterly breathtaking and will come out around June 2012. Or if you are just a little curious about Baby Erica, you can just put in a dollar and get a download of the whole Infinitesimal shebang plus updates on the progress.
The download will be available to everyone on February 20. CDs and USBs will be mailed out later that week.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Hand-burned & labeled, signed, numbered CDR of remastered Infinitesimal with sloppily photocopied cover art and lyric sheets, plus download of the album with all the bonus tracks & visuals. CDR is limited edition of 50. (Ten will be reserved for Bandcamp orders; 15 will come with actual copies of Unwoman memorabilia, see $45 reward.)Estimated delivery:
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