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The highly anticipated new album is here. Over an hour of music & prose on heavy gram LP, "Companion Book", CD, and Digital Download.
The highly anticipated new album is here. Over an hour of music & prose on heavy gram LP, "Companion Book", CD, and Digital Download.
124 backers pledged $6,364 to help bring this project to life.

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*pre-production test prints
*pre-production test prints

By participating in this Kickstarter campaign, you will own and enjoy Triumvirate on any of the following 4 formats:

*Double LP (includes full album download + bonus track)
*Companion Book (includes full album download + bonus track)
*Download Only 
*CD


*All options (besides CD) come with download codes, discerning audio nerds rejoice! Choose from the following digital formats: mp3, FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC, or Ogg Vorbis format.

You also have the opportunity to procure some interesting items that support the process; unique tokens from video shoots, hand silk-screened posters, album test-pressings and other material objects that represent the music. Thanks for being here, please share the word with those who may enjoy. 

Watch A Map of a Maze, a short film regarding the creation of Triumvirate:

ABOUT THE NEW RECORD
Triumvirate is the new Lewis & Clarke album. An enormous amount of time and care is poured into every step of the creation; writing, arranging, recording, mixing and mastering, and now the time has come for you to enjoy the album. We want you to experience the recordings in the best way possible, for the best price, and with your direct involvement.

Triumvirate
is being pressed on heavy gram vinyl and issued as a double record because of its length (over an hour of music), which would be impossible to fit on a single record.  We're once again working with Furnace MFG, who deliver records of the absolute highest quality.

We are offering the Companion Book for those who further appreciate a physical artifact to accompany their listening experience. This lyric book will be hand-bound with a letterpress printed cover.

The album is being issued on CD as well. 

*pre-production test prints
*pre-production test prints

A NOTE FROM LOU 
I'm not sure if I can eloquently put into words how happy I am to have the opportunity to share the "first listen" of Triumvirate with you, but I've been looking forward to it along with my cohorts....so here it goes...

There has not been an "official" Lewis & Clarke release since 2009, aside from a handful of singles on the excellent Manimal label. I'm proud to partner with them for the release of Triumvirate. I really appreciate all of the emails and inquiries about "the new album", it's always good to know people care. I've been following advice from David Lynch: seeking bigger fish in deeper water. I've focused on raising my family while stepping back from the grind of life in order to connect with a deeper inner voice. This voice said: "Take your time with the new record".  Fresh perspective turned into the inspiration for the recording and creation of Triumvirate. You'll have to find your own interpretation of course (which I hope you do), but I'd like you to know that the record largely deals with process, and how we often create complexity from simple scenarios. 

As a result, I've found myself collaborating with an incredible group of musicians, artists and film makers, and I feel a rush of new momentum and energy surrounding Lewis & Clarke and the new release. The album features my long-time collaborators Ian and Shane O'Hara as well as the formidable violin and viola contributions of Mollibeth Cox and Gretchen Lohse. Our new live line-up includes Anthony Lavdanski on upright bass. I've been working with film-makers Dan Papa and Kevin Haus who have been bringing the imagery and metaphors to life in a visual sense. My life-long friend Keats Rickard also shot and co-directed a video for one of the tracks called "The Ride", in which some very special guests appear. 

On the technical end, it is a privilege to record with the talented Nick Krill and to mix with the unique and wild ear of Matt Boynton from Vacation Island. Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering finalized the album and I'm anxiously awaiting the final cuts of the vinyl masters so we can begin manufacturing.

Once again, the artwork is provided by the illustrious Erika Somogyi. Her paintings most closely resemble the washes of sound that I hear in my dreams and I am honored to have her work for the album. Additionally, the cover of the Companion Book will be letter press printed by Samantha Urbanick at Hand Deliver Press.

Stepping back, it certainly is an affirmation to see the power of the combined talent at work on this project. The contribution of so many unique styles and faces of pure intuition has me counting my blessings.

Being at the helm of my own record label has its perks, and one of them is not having to navigate miles of red tape in order to deliver my own music directly to you. The purpose of this campaign is to give you the "first listen" and to be sure that the limited edition vinyl and hand-bound book are in the hands of those who directly support Lewis & Clarke (plus some nice bonus items). By pledging to our cause, you become part of the vision; you directly enable the continuous creation of music you love, in formats that are interesting, beautiful, and affordable objects.

Thanks for reading....and most of all, thanks for listening.  I hope you enjoy the music. 

Most, 
Lou 

*video stills and corresponding keys from "The Ride"
*video stills and corresponding keys from "The Ride"


EXPENSES

The entire recording of Triumvrate is complete: mixed and mastered for both digital and vinyl formats. 

Your pledge goes towards covering the remaining essentials:
$5000 = vinyl manufacturing (500 x 2- double LP - heavy gram)
$1000 = Companion Book substrate, letterpress printing, materials, production costs, artwork license, shipping fees
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$6,000.00 

That's where the money goes, and should we exceed our goal, it will go towards a second pressing of the record and more video projects. Thanks again for contributing!

*vinyl test-pressing, keys, and hand-screened poster
*vinyl test-pressing, keys, and hand-screened poster


 

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    4)"THE COMPANION BOOK": This is a signed, numbered, hand-bound + printed, tactile artifact. Contains lyrics, full download and BONUS TRACK.

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    5)"THE RECORD" - Double album on two 12" heavy gram vinyl LPs, gatefold sleeve. Contains download and BONUS TRACK. You also will receive a unique token from "The Ride" video shoot: a key on a red ribbon (Plus #1 and #2).

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    8)"THE COLLABORATOR" - Since you're here reading, we trust you share similar taste. This is your invitation to be a collaborator, as we will incorporate your visual aesthetic into one of our upcoming music videos. Send us your ideas and footage, or have a cameo in an upcoming music video. Plus you'll receive everything that is included with #6, "THE COLLECTOR GUEST".

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