'The Duellists' is the new album from Morello (a.k.a. Malcolm 'Sir Mal' Cross) and Masaru 'Masa' Mitsu (see press release below). Fate brought Masa from Tokyo to L.A. for the recording sessions - now we need YOUR help to help bring him back to Los Angeles to celebrate the album's release!
Your pledge money will help cover Masa's plane ticket to L.A. Any additional funds raised will go towards a second ticket for me to go to Japan later this year and play a release show with Masa in Tokyo - my dream!! :)
We've worked hard to create some truly awesome rewards - some of the items listed are unique to this campaign and available here before anywhere else - so this is absolutely the best way to pre-order the new Morello album. See design proofs and test pressings here: http://www.pinterest.com/malcolm_cross/mo-merch/
Morello vs Masaru Mitsu 'The Duellists'
"Cultures collide and musical sparks fly in this unique collaboration between Morello - aka British songwriter/producer Malcolm 'Sir Mal' Cross (drummer for Pete Yorn/The Olms, Minibar and Spiritualized) and Japanese multi-instrumentalist Masaru Mitsu (Chocolat, Northern Light, Cymbals). What began as a long distance online friendship (cemented by a mutual love of 'obscure guitar bands and 80's synth-pop') blossomed into a creative partnership as early demos bounced back and forth between their respective cities of Los Angeles and Tokyo; when the Fukushima disaster happened in 2011 'Masa San' took an extended vacation to California, and plans were formed to finally meet in person and record in L.A. with engineer John Would (Fiona Apple). The resulting sessions yielded this celebratory record - chiming guitars, old school synths, R&B horns and songs about 'modern life and modern love'."
Risks and challenges
We are totally 'betting the farm' on this project - meaning we've sunk every bit of our savings plus all available lines of credit on getting to this point (mixes, mastering, pressing, merch, etc.) so there's no 'extra' funds available to cover travel costs for either Masa or myself. The album will still be released on 4/14 - it would just be the (Morello) cherry-on-top to celebrate it with the guy who helped me create it - so please, Pledge, Support and help us to BRING MASA BACK!! :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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