Hello! I'm Aya and I'm a musician here in Boulder, CO. I'm raising money to make a studio quality album. To date, I have one album available, which you can listen to here if you're curious:
I made it with a friend in a home-studio, and it showcases some of my favorite original songs in a soft, folky style.
Now I want to make something a little different: recorded songs with a full-band feel. Don't worry, it'll still sound like Aya. Just Aya with a little more oomph and sparkle.
I'm so excited to bring these songs to life, having workshopped and edited and planned them. But to do so, I'm going to need your help. I want to pay my drummer and bass player what they're worth, and I want to make sure their hard work doesn't go to waste. So I'm recording everything in Boulder's own Coupe Studios with Taylor Marvin. Working with a professional engineer means I can focus on what I'm good at (making music) so I can let someone else handle the rest: tracking every instrument and every vocal line with precision and care.
At the end of it, I'll bring you an album of original songs, produced with love and a little studio magic.
You can listen to a live recording of the title track, The Sandcastle King, on my youtube channel: https://youtu.be/KXbF5R9Cils
Risks and challenges
The first six songs of the album are being recorded during the month of November. It's already in progress and I wish I could share the experience with you as it's happening.
However, I'd really love to bring you a full album and not just an EP. This means going back into the studio to record an additional set of songs.
I see timing as a big challenge here: I have to ensure I'm ready to go back into the studio; that I've selected, workshopped, and polished the songs I want to record, and that the session musicians I need will have time to record when I can. I know myself to work well under deadlines, but I also know life happens. For this reason, I've put an estimated delivery date of April, with second studio sessions planned for January. This accomplishes two things: It gives me a deadline, and it gives me a buffer beyond the deadline.
By breaking the project into two chunks as I've done, I have taken something that once felt too big to conquer and made it manageable. I'm excited for the challenge, and I can't wait to bring my art to life.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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