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This new ambient album will get a quality physical packaging effort and world wide distribution from Psychonavigation Records

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Who Is Off Land?

I am Tim Dwyer, an artist and musician from New England, and Off Land is my musical project. Its sound has been influenced by meditative music such as Javanese gamelan and minimal drone. Each Off Land piece is also infused with my love for 1990s ambient electronica. My music is sparse yet texturally intricate, inspired by an electro-acoustic space somewhere between Pete Namlook's nostalgic ambient collaborations, the drones of Stars of the Lid, and the contemporary classical work of Philip Glass. Off Land was formed in 2004, but I've been composing electronic music since 1998. A number of Off Land releases have been distributed for free under a Creative Commons license on various net labels (Test Tube, Resting Bell, and Kikapu, for example). I have also had prior experience and success releasing digital albums on record labels (Enpeg and Stasis Recordings).

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About Tidewater Pulse:

Tidewater Pulse is a new album of electronic ambient music from Off Land. It will be Off Land's seventh LP and fourth official album. It is also to be the first Off Land album ever to be released physically. This will only happen with your support! The album revolves around the concept of the water cycle, as well as the expectations and excitement of travel. In combination, this album channels oceanic voyages and the never ending journey of water molecules. Sixteen tracks make up the Tidewater Pulse sessions. Nine to twelve tracks will be included on the final album, while the remaining pieces will be on the bonus EP that all backers will receive after this project is funded. I started composing this album in 2009, and it was finished and mixed in early December 2012.

Update 1: More info on Tidewater Pulse

Stretch Goals:

Since this project is completely funded and there's still plenty of time before the funding is over, I've added some stretch goals. If the funding matches or surpasses each amount, all backers will help fund and receive additional Tidewater Pulse related stuff.

  • $1,100 - Music Video: I will make a nice looking music video for a track off of Tidewater Pulse and share it with you all.

  • $1,250 - Exclusive Track: I will finish a new 4 minute track that I've been working on, get it mastered, and give it to all of you digitally.

  • $1,500 - Remix Single: A track (or tracks) from the album will be remixed by artists I like. The release will be mastered and released digitally. You will get a free copy!

  • $2,000 - Remix Album: Many of the tracks from the Tidewater Pulse sessions will be remixed by artists. The album will be mastered and released digitally. You will get a free copy!

  • $2,750 ???????? ??: This stretch goal will be revealed once the $2,000 goal is met.

Why Your Support Matters:

The album is already written, recorded, and mixed, but it needs your support for it to see the light of day. I'm working with Psychonavigation Records to release and distribute copies of the album worldwide. GS Mastering & Post will be mastering the album. Mastering music and producing physical goods costs money. Your support will enable sixteen tracks to be mastered and 250 albums professionally printed for worldwide distribution (200 for sale, 50 for promotional purposes).

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If you have any questions, ask in the comments section below or at the Off Land Facebook page. Read on for detailed information about each pledge level!

$5 Pledge – Bonus EP:

  • Digital EP

This digital EP of music (title TBA) will contain four to seven tracks, depending on how many end up on the Tidewater Pulse album. None of the tracks on the EP will be on the album!

$10 Pledge – Tidewater Digital:

  • Digital Album

  • Digital EP

A digital copy of Tidewater Pulse and the (title TBA) EP will be yours when they are released in 2013. That's sixteen tracks of ambient electronic music!

$20 Pledge – Tidewater Physical:

  • CD Album

  • Digital EP

A professionally manufactured physical copy of the album is yours. You'll also receive a digital copy of the (title TBA) EP.

$30 Pledge – Tidewater Complete:

  • CD Album

  • Name in thank you section of liner notes

  • Digital Album

  • Digital EP

A physical and digital copy of the Tidewater Pulse album will be yours. You will get to have your name or alias included in the thank you section of the liner notes. You'll also receive a digital copy of the (title TBA) EP.

$55 Pledge – Tidewater Art:

  • Two 11 x 14 inch professional-quality color prints of the album artwork

  • CD Album

  • Name in thank you section of liner notes

  • Digital Album

  • Digital EP

You get two 11 x14 inch color prints of the album artwork (professionally printed on on Fuji Crystal Archive paper). One print is of the front cover art, and the second print is the back cover art. You will also get everything from the "Tidewater Complete" Tier.

$75 Pledge – Remixing:
[THIS TIER IS FOR MUSICIANS]

  • An Off Land remix of one of your songs

  • CD Album

  • Name in thank you section of liner notes

  • Digital Album

  • Digital EP

Off Land will remix of one of your original compositions; the remixed piece will be yours, to do with as you please. You must provide stems (individual audio tracks for each instrument). This is so that you can get the best remix possible. Remixes will be in the style of Off Land, as I prefer to completely rework pieces. You will also get everything from the "Tidewater Complete" Tier.

An example remix:

$100 Pledge – Exclusive Inspiration:

  • An exclusive 3-5 minute ambient piece made just for you

  • CD Album

  • Name in thank you section of liner notes

  • Digital Album

  • Digital EP

An exclusive three- to five-minute acoustic ambient piece is yours. I will create and record it just for you, to do with as you please. To help, you can provide me with a small piece of inspiration, be it a story, a person, a picture, or even some audio. I'll use that inspiration as a starting point to craft a piece of music just for you. You will also get everything from the "Tidewater Complete" Tier.

$125 Pledge – Off Land Collection:

  • USB drive containing entire Off Land discography

  • CD Album

  • Name in thank you section of liner notes

  • Digital Album

  • Digital EP

A USB containing the entire Off Land discography is yours. That's over 120 pieces and 15 hours of music recorded between 2001 and 2012. As much of the music as possible will be encoded in lossless flac format. Aside from the complete Off Land recordings, this also includes digital album art, some unreleased pieces, and pre-Off Land material. You will also get everything from the "Tidewater Complete" Tier.

$200 Pledge – Music Lover Bundle:

  • An exclusive 3-5 minute ambient piece made just for you

  • USB drive containing entire Off Land discography

  • CD Album

  • Name in thank you section of liner notes

  • Digital Album

  • Digital EP

Selecting this pledge amount will get you a piece of music written just for you (see "Exclusive Inspiration" Pledge Tier for more information), a USB containing the entire Off Land Discography (see "Off Land Collection" Pledge Tier for more information), and everything from the "Tidewater Complete" Tier.

$250 Pledge – Everything Music Bundle:
[THIS TIER IS FOR MUSICIANS]

  • An Off Land remix of one of your songs

  • An exclusive 3-5 minute ambient piece made just for you

  • USB drive containing entire Off Land discography

  • CD Album

  • Name in thank you section of liner notes

  • Digital Album

  • Digital EP

Off Land will remix of one of your original compositions; the remixed piece will be yours, to do with as you please. (See "Remixing" Pledge Tier for more information). You will also get everything from the "Music Bundle" Tier.

$500 Pledge – (Special) Film Score:
[THIS TIER IS FOR FILMMAKERS]

  • 40 minutes of ambient music for your next film

  • USB drive containing entire Off Land discography

  • CD Album

  • Name in thank you section of liner notes

  • Digital Album

  • Digital EP

I will write a score for your upcoming film (up to 40 minutes of ambient music to edit into your film). You will need to be able to provide footage of your film. The music will be ambient in nature, but rhythmic, dark, or noisy ambiance is not out of the question! It will obviously depend on your movie. You will also get everything in the "Off Land Collection" Tier.

Go Off Land:

For more on Off Land, read my updates, visit www.full-source.com/offland, or “like” Off Land on Facebook. Now please take a moment to pledge and share this with your friends!

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The 16 tracks of music for Tidewater Pulse and the accompanying bonus EP are complete and ready to go. Tracks will be mastered by GS Mastering & Post, who have been mastering albums for bands since 2007. I've also had the good fortune of working with them before, and can't wait to work with them again! Psychonavigation has over 12 years of professional experience as a independent record label, and has signed on to release this album pending successful funding of the Kickstarter project. I am very excited for the opportunity to work with this amazing electronic music label. Psychonavigation will be handling CD production and distribution. The release date of the album may vary somewhat depending on Psychonavigation's release schedule, but it is scheduled to take place in 2013. I am ready to release this album; all I need is your support! Thank you so much, and please feel free to contact me with any questions!

FAQ

  • If you pledge in a tier where you get an exclusive remix or original recording (see Remixing Tier or Exclusive Inspiration Tier) you are free to do what ever you want with the track. You can sell it, give it away for free, keep it to yourself, release it under creative commons, use it for commercial purposes, etc.

    The rights I keep are: Writing credits (which means the track must always be labeled what I label it and credit given when applicable), Streaming rights (So I can put it into mix sets or upload it online as a streaming only track), and any additional right given to me by you (such as if you released the track under Creative Commons, then I'd have additional rights).

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