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A story of sails and shorelines, seas and dreams.

Portland, OR Music
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******NEW STRETCH GOAL -$10,000!!!******

WHEN WE REACH THIS GOAL WE WILL RECORD AN ACOUSTIC EP FOR ALL THE KICKSTARTER BACKERS AS THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

**************NEW REWARDS!!!************* 

We're so humbled by, and grateful for, all of your support. Because of you vinyl is on the presses, CDs are on their way and the PR is already happening. Check out the first single off From Shores of Sleep "The Lighthouse and the Hourglass" that premiered on Spin.com last week:

 There are still plenty of great rewards left!!!

  • Private House Concert! 
  • Private Skype Concert!
  • Bingo Party and Private House Concert COMBO for a cool $1000. That's a sceamin' deal! Get some friends together and go in on an awesome night of music and grandma approved gambling!

Additionally we are adding the option for you to bring a friend to the listening party for a mere $25 more. Just choose the $100 listening party option.

We have more test pressings of the vinyl to sell! The first round was not totally up to snuff so we're having them redone. We are offering the rejects (which still sound pretty darn good) with a copy of the production vinyl (so that you have a shiny clean copy as well) at $100. Think of it as an investment. Ever seen those "Revenge of the Jedi" t-shirts? Rejects... but now they sell for $2,000!

 

If we reach our stretch goal we will also record a Kickstarter exclusive EP of songs from the record as well as some other material. Hell, if you kick us $250 we will record the cover song of your choice! If we get to $10,000 we will send all of our backers a download of the EP for free!

Thank you all so much for your continued support. Help us get this record out to the world in the best way possible by sharing and encouraging friends to contribute. Every little bit helps.

Cheers!

Musée Mécanique

 

----- From Shores Of Sleep -----

We like all sorts of records, but since we were kids, we’ve always really loved music that you can sink your teeth into. Albums that you can get lost in and that can take you to another world and inspire your imagination.

From Shores Of Sleep is one continuous piece of music, intended to be listened to all the way through. Each individual song is a world in and of itself that stands on its own, but what makes the album unlike others, is that, when listened to in order, the individual songs combine to tell an impressionistic and surreal adventure. The whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. The first track is a prologue, the last, an epilogue. It’s a dream, an escape, a sequence of other places, other moods, other corners of your imagination. When you finish listening, we hope you’ll want to listen again and again to catch all the details of the puzzle. Most of all, we’re sure you’ll feel like you’ve been taken on a journey.

Why on Earth would we want to make a story album? A normal record is plenty tough enough to create. We had NO idea what we were getting into. But we suppose it went something like this:

Early on in its creation - somewhere between 2008 and 2010 - we realized two common threads strung through the songs we were writing. Each of the songs on From Shores Of Sleep was born out of our personal struggles to have a healthy relationship with our creativity; and at the same time, we’re not exactly sure why, but each of the songs was rich with water metaphor.  Long story short, somewhere along the line, we made the big (and totally insane) decision to make a long-player album, based on watery, nautical themes, telling of an interplay between dreamer and realist. Years later we're finally and totally pleased with what it has become.  A story of sails, shorelines, seas and dreams.

----- How Your Support Helps -----

We truly love this work and we’re proud of all the time we spent making and remaking it so that it could finally be what it wanted to be. We can’t wait for you to hear it. So...

From Shores Of Sleep will be in stores late this summer. If you support this Kickstarter you can receive your copy before the official street date. That means before everyone else

Take a look at all the REWARDS TO THE RIGHT and you can see what other exclusive offers await. ---> ---> ---> ---> ---> --->

Most of the money we’re raising will go to the manufacturing of vinyl records and CD's and to a modest publicity campaign. If we exceed our goal, we will be able to begin to pay the guest musicians who graced the album, cover some mixing costs that we still owe, and if we’re really lucky, we’ll be able to front the bill for more creative endeavors like videos, T shirt designs, and of course, more music. Rest assured, we’ll make good use of every dollar earned. We can’t do it without you!

We are beyond excited about this record. We can’t tell you how grateful we are for your support and help in getting it out into the world. 

Thanks in advance for joining us, and please consider sharing this with family and friends!

All our love and gratitude,

Musée Mécanique (Sean, Micah, Brian, Matt, John, and a whole lot of other people)

You can easily combine rewards: just type in the total amount for both rewards, but select just one of them. When the campaign ends we'll send out a survey getting necessary info to be sure you receive what you have requested.

A little preview of FSOS artwork
A little preview of FSOS artwork

 ---- More About From Shores Of Sleep ----

To release From Shores Of Sleep we are teaming up with Portland's fantastic music label and handmade craft house Tender Loving Empire. We're incredibly fortunate to have them on our side to facilitate and endorse the release and distribution of the album.

From Shores Of Sleep Track Listing

SIDE A

1. O, Astoria!

2. The Lighthouse and The Hourglass

3. The Open Sea

4. The Man Who Sleeps

5. A Wish We Spoke

SIDE B

6. Castle Walls

7. The World Of Silence

8. Along The Shore

9. Cast In The Brine

10. The Shaker's Cask

Fancy, sturdy handmade instrument hanger designed by Sean.
Fancy, sturdy handmade instrument hanger designed by Sean.

 

 

Micah's Writing Studio
Micah's Writing Studio

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

In light of the fact that From Shores of Sleep has already been recorded, mixed, and mastered, the risks to your help with the project are minimal. Everything is in place for this album release, our only remaining challenge is footing the bill to get it from our hearts and hands into yours.

Though we don't foresee it happening, there is always a chance for a delay in shipments due to CD and vinyl factory delays. But we are 100% responsible people and we really can't wait for you to have this new music and all your MM goods. We promise to deliver everything as soon as we have it.

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    Digital download of an UNRELEASED Musée Mécanique BONUS TRACK + heartwarming satisfaction of supporting the arts.

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    FROM SHORES OF SLEEP digital download.
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    FROM SHORES OF SLEEP on CD + unreleased BONUS TRACK. The good, old-fashioned CD complete with handsome artwork by the band.

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    FROM SHORES OF SLEEP on 180g Vinyl + digital download.

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    POSTCARD from the road + DELUXE DOWNLOAD package! A personalized, hand-written postcard from somewhere during our travels in support of the album.

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    HOLD THIS GHOST on 180g VINYL handsomely dressed and precisely pressed in Germany.
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    FROM SHORES OF SLEEP on CD + DELUXE DOWNLOAD package. Beautiful artwork by the band. Signed and personalized.

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    FROM SHORES OF SLEEP 180g vinyl + a personalized POSTCARD from the road + the DELUXE DOWNLOAD package. Some analog goodness, some MM oldies but goodies, and a hand-written note from somewhere in our travels? A perfect MM package.

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    ENTIRE CATALOG ANALOG PACKAGE!!! - 180 gram vinyl of both FROM SHORES OF SLEEP + HOLD THIS GHOST. Plus we'll throw in the DELUXE DOWNLOAD package. That's our entire catalog (including two beautiful vinyl records!) for only $50!!!

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    GUITAR/INSTRUMENT HANGER
    Hand crafted from hardwood by Sean Ogilvie. Unique wall-mount design fits all sizes of stringed instruments: ukeleles to acoustic guitars. We use them all over the studio. Includes the $15 DELUXE DOWNLOAD package too!
    Makes a great gift.

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    PRIVATE LISTENING PARTY with the band before the official release of the album in Portland TBD. We'll also play a few songs acoustically and we'll serve up something refreshing to drink. Includes a copy of FROM SHORES OF SLEEP on 180 gram vinyl or CD which we'll happily sign and personalize for you. This will take place in Portland during the day of August 23rd, 2014.

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    Very LIMITED TEST PRESSING (1 of 3) of FROM SHORES OF SLEEP on 180g vinyl, signed, personalized and numbered. Test pressings are the primary reference from the vinyl pressing plant that we hear FIRST in order to give the factory the go-ahead to press the whole batch. They sound REALLY GOOD. Includes the album in the format of your choice + DELUXE DOWNLOAD PACKAGE.

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    ALBUM RELEASE SHOW! ENTIRE CATALOG (signed and personalized) + A POSTCARD FROM THE ROAD!
    2 Tickets to our Album Release Show Extravaganza in Portland! We are planning on filling the stage with a ton of musicians from multiple percussionists to a horn section and beyond. It should be a fantastic night. (Date and Venue TBD but it will be late August or Early September) Plus! Includes the ENTIRE CATALOG ANALOG PACKAGE signed and personalized + a POSTCARD FROM THE ROAD!

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    2 TICKETS to our PRIVATE LISTENING PARTY with the band before the official release of the album. For you and someone dear. We'll also play some songs acoustically and we'll even serve up something refreshing to drink. Includes a copy of FROM SHORES OF SLEEP on 180g VINYL or CD which we will happily sign and personalize for you. This will take place in somewhere nice in Portland during the day of August 23rd, 2014.

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    This is going to be fun. 1st ROUND 180g TEST PRESSING (1 of 3) + 180g VINYL of FROM SHORES OF SLEEP. These 3 tests are the first of the press. They still sound great but can you hear the difference? An MM collector's item indeed. Includes the DELUXE DOWNLOAD PACKAGE.

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    MUSIC LESSON with one of the members of Musée Mécanique. PIANO, SAW, TRUMPET, DRUMS, or GUITAR. In person or via Skype. Includes FROM SHORES OF SLEEP 180g VINYL or CD + album download + unreleased BONUS TRACK.

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    PRIVATE SKYPE CONCERT! We'll hang out over Skype and sing you some songs that we love. You can ask us any questions and maybe we'll ask you some questions too. Skype hang!
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    COVER SONG OF YOUR CHOICE?
    That's right. We'll make a version of a song that you love, or hate, or that you think just needs a little MM love. This will be really fun for all. We could even debut it on our EP if we can make that new stretch goal. Includes the DELUXE DOWNLOAD PACKAGE.

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    6 hours of RECORDING STUDIO TIME with Sean Ogilvie at our Wooden Fences studio. Let's track your music! A demo song of yours? Some overdubs to your album? Full band, instrument and voice, or instrumental, we can capture it. We have lots of fun instruments. All you need to bring is some music and we can record it. Includes the ENTIRE CATALOG ANALOG PACKAGE.

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    A PRIVATE BINGO PARTY with members of Musée Mécanique, at your house, hosted by our own Brian Perez and modeled after his popular weekly "Bingo and Bourbon" night here in Portland. You supply the party and we'll supply the BINGO. Includes the $50 ENTIRE CATALOG ANALOG PACKAGE.

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    A PRIVATE HOUSE CONCERT with Musée Mécanique, within an hour drive from Portland. We'll hang out, entertain, make merry, and befriend your pets and neighbors. We can write the set list together. We'll make this happen as soon as makes sense within the next 12 months. Includes the ENTIRE CATALOG ANALOG PACKAGE. Seem expensive? You can usually collect a donation from folks who attend, or go in on it with some friends! House shows are the best!

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    BINGO PARTY and MUSÉE HOUSE SHOW!!!
    This is a night to remember. You will be the talk of the town after we fill your living room or backyard (or wherever you choose) with an evening of music and laughs with Brian J. Perez's Bingo extravaganza. Brian will provide everything you need for the bingo fun -- cards, balls & cage, daubers, lights, corny jokes, all the way down to the swanky atmosphere complete with old timey music. Musée will perform a set of music as loud or as quiet as need be. You can make the set list! Seem expensive? You can usually collect a donation from folks who attend, or go in on it with some friends! House shows are the best! Bingo AND House show?!? Ultimate. Includes the ENTIRE CATALOG ANALOG PACKAGE.

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    A PRIVATE HOUSE CONCERT with Musée Mécanique anywhere in the continental US. Micah and Sean will hang out, entertain, make merry, and befriend your pets and neighbors. We can all write the set list together. We'll make this happen as soon as makes sense within the next 12 months. Includes our flights and the ENTIRE CATALOG ANALOG PACKAGE.

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